When Katherine Janness, 40, of Midtown, Georgia, didn’t come home from walking her dog one morning in July, her partner Emma Clark got worried.
Janness often takes their dog, a 3-year-old pit bull named Bowie, to nearby Piedmont Park, which has a dog park. Clark used a cell phone tracking app to locate Janness, according to what her father, Terrell Clark, told Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“It was a tragedy,” Clark said, according to one GoFundMe. “She’s the smartest, kindest, humblest and most beautiful person I’ve ever known.”
Clark said of Bowie: “He was the sweetest and most loyal companion. “My heart is so broken, my world will never be the same. Thank you to everyone who was contacted. It is really appreciated. ”
Clark believes that Bowie may have died trying to save Janness, as he was a faithful dog and has a deep relationship with Janness.
The incident shocked locals and loved ones, while Atlanta Police and FBI Still under investigation, no suspects have been identified.
Keisha Lance Bottoms, mayor of Atlanta, said the incident does not appear to be treated as a hate crime or part of a mass murder – which is different.
“This doesn’t match the description of anything we’ve seen,” she said.
An autopsy was performed on July 30 and the results were made public on Friday, highlighting new, gruesome details in the case.
The report from the Fulton County Medical Examiner revealed Janness had been stabbed more than 50 times, with at least 15 slashes to the head. The word “FAT” has also been engraved on the skin on her chest.
“In my opinion, Katherine Janness died from sharp force wounds to the face, neck, and trunk inflicted to major blood vessels and internal organs,” writes Dr. Karen E. Sullivan. “Miss Janness’s death is being treated as a homicide.”
The word etched in Janness’s chest is troubling, and even more confusing when she is described as 5 feet, 5 inches, and 155 pounds, putting her at a normal body weight.
“The report is heartbreaking to read and to know the exact nature of what Katie endured in her final moments on this Earth,” Terrell Clark wrote in a statement, according to a statement. New York Post.
“Whoever is responsible is deeply disturbed and remains a danger to everyone’s safety. Please stay alert and aware of your surroundings as we would hate any family to have to go through this nightmare.”
GoFundMe was used to raise funds to place two benches and a tree in Piedmont Park, near the dog park, in memory of Janness and Bowie.
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