Officials looking for DNA from mouth of dog that ‘engaged with killer’ who fatally stabbed woman in park

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Officials are hoping that a necropsy on Bowie, a dog that was killed in a horrific attack on a woman in Atlanta, Georgia, will lead to DNA that can help find the killer. As reported by Fox 5 News, Bowie was being walked by his owner, Katherine Janness, when someone attacked them last week in Piedmont Park.

The crime scene was described as “gruesome,” with Janness suffering multiple, fatal stab wounds. Now investigators are hopeful that a necropsy on Bowie will provide answers – it is believed that Bowie definitely engaged with the attacker while trying to protect Janness, and that there could be DNA from the killer somewhere on his body, or in his mouth.

If DNA can be found, it will be put into a criminal database to see if there is a match.

A reward is being offered for information leading to the person responsible for this crime. The Atlanta Police Department has issued a plea to the public for help:

APD needs your help solving a homicide that occurred on July 28, 2021 at Piedmont Park. The woman & her dog were both killed inside the park. A $10k reward is being offered for info. Contact
@StopCrimeATL at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or call the APD Homicide Unit at 404-546-4235.

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