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Woman and her dog fatally stabbed inside popular Atlanta park

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A woman and her dog were fatally stabbed inside a popular Atlanta park early Wednesday, police said.

Katherine Janness, 40, and her dog, Bowie, were found at about 1 a.m. inside of Piedmont Park at 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive in the city’s Midtown neighborhood, according to police.

Before the discovery, Janness, who lives near the park, had told her devastated wife that she was taking their dog for a quick walk, the victim’s father-in-law told Fox 5 Atlanta.

Katherine Janness, 40, and her dog Bowie were found dead in Piedmont Park early Wednesday.
Janness and Bowie were found at about 1 a.m. inside of Piedmont Park.
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Katherine Janness, 40, and her dog Bowie were found dead in Piedmont Park early Wednesday. Photo: Facebook
Police announced a $10,000 reward for information regarding the slaying.
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“It’s a gruesome scene,” Atlanta Police Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr. told the news outlet.

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Police on Wednesday announced a $10,000 reward for information regarding the slaying and released a photo of Janness crossing a rainbow-painted crosswalk near the park.

Investigators are still working to determine if Janness was targeted or was the victim of a random act of violence.

This photo shows a memorial at the Piedmont Park, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 in Atlanta.
A memorial set up for Janness and Bowie at Piedmont Park on July 28, 2021 in Atlanta.
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Authorities are searching for the person who fatally stabbed a woman who was walking her dog in Piedmont Park
Authorities are searching for the person who fatally stabbed Janness and her dog in Piedmont Park.
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