The Atlanta Child Murders. Atlanta: 1979 - 1981. 27 black boys are murdered Similar fibers are found on the bodies When this is revealed, bodies start being dumped in water. Wayne Williams. Wayne Williams. Stopped by police on a bridge Said he was at a club, but no one saw him there
A young black man—not a typical serial killer
These two fibers were found on almost all the bodies.Many also had dog hairs, blanket fibers, etc. that also matched items in Williams home.
Because the carpet fibers were unusual colors, the probability they would be on a body was quite low.The probability they would appear together was even lower.
Since his conviction there have been numerous appeals and re-investigations, most recently in May, 2005.Each time, the evidence was found convincing.