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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A man raped a woman after leaving a bar with her in Gaithersburg, Maryland, police say.
The 26-year-old woman told Montgomery County police she left Quincy’s Bar and Grille at 616 Quince Orchard Road about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday with a man she had met in the bar.
When they were outside, the man forced her to a grassy area near the Quince Orchard Plaza shopping center and raped her, police said.
The man ran off after the assault and the woman drove to her home to report the rape to police.
Police have released a sketch of the suspect (pictured above) and are asking for the public’s help to identify him. He is described as a Hispanic man about 20 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 3 inches and 200 pounds. He was wearing glasses and had facial hair.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information should
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