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Months before she was killed in Atlanta, foster girl told police she was raped in Columbus – Columbus Ledger

A 17-year-old girl found shot to death in Atlanta on Sept. 21 told police three months before she went missing that she was raped at an apartment in north Columbus.

The Ledger-Enquirer received the 13-page case report after submitting an open records request to the Columbus Police Department.

According to the report, Denetta Franks was a ward of the state who was staying at the Holiday Inn Express, located at 7336 Bear Lane, until she went missing Sept. 7, never to return again. Her name was redacted out of the case report regarding the rape, but she was identified in another police report on the same incident obtained by the newspaper.

On Sept. 21, Franks’ body was found in Atlanta in the middle of Hortense Place Northwest near the intersection of Florence Place Northwest. The girl’s family recognized a facial reconstruction circulated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children,

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Authorities ID missing girl from Columbus in Atlanta – Columbus Ledger

A girl who was found shot to death in Atlanta after running away from a Columbus group home has been identified, authorities said Friday.

Atlanta authorities identified the girl as 17-year-old Donetta Franks, a resident of a group home in Columbus before she ran away from the state facility, said Police Lt. Joyce Dent-Fitzpatrick of the Special Victims Unit of the Columbus Police Department. Franks’ deaths is now a homicide investigation after she was found slain Sept. 21 in the middle of Hortense Place Northwest near the intersection of Florence Place Northwest.

With help from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Atlanta Police Department issued an alert for help identifying the teen after her body was found a few hours after she was shot. There was no ID on the body.

The girl’s family saw a circulated composite of the girl circulated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited

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Girl found shot to death in Atlanta identified as 17-year-old from … – Columbus Ledger

A young girl found shot to death in a roadway in Atlanta has been identified as a 17-year-old girl from Columbus, according to law enforcement officials.

The girl’s family recognized a facial reconstruction circulated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and then contacted police to make the identification, according to information contained in a news release.

The body was found early Sept. 21 in the middle of Hortense Place Northwest near the intersection of Florence Place Northwest. The Atlanta Police Department, with help from the NCMEC, issued an alert asking for help identifying the deceased female, who had been dead for only a few hours. NCMEC posted the information on Facebook, along with the facial reconstruction.

“She was found wearing a long-sleeve black Adidas warm-up jacket, a blue and white striped t-shirt, black denim jeans, multicolored socks, and pink Nike flip flop sandals,” according to the information.

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Girl found shot to death in Atlanta identified as 17-year-old from Columbus – Columbus Ledger

A young girl found shot to death in a roadway in Atlanta has been identified as a 17-year-old girl from Columbus, according to law enforcement officials.

The girl’s family recognized a facial reconstruction circulated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and then contacted police to make the identification, according to information contained in a news release.

The body was found early Sept. 21 in the middle of Hortense Place Northwest near the intersection of Florence Place Northwest. The Atlanta Police Department, with help from the NCMEC, issued an alert asking for help identifying the deceased female, who had been dead for only a few hours. NCMEC posted the information on Facebook, along with the facial reconstruction.

“She was found wearing a long-sleeve black Adidas warm-up jacket, a blue and white striped t-shirt, black denim jeans, multicolored socks, and pink Nike flip flop sandals,” according to the information.

Read more at: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article176603131.html

Police searching for missing 9 year-old Atlanta boy

Now the NFL’s highest-paid running back, Devonta Freeman looked the part in a brief appearance Thursday night, scoring on a 15-yard reception from Matt Ryan as the Atlanta Falcons lost to the Miami Dolphins 23-20. 

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