ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The Atlanta Police Department has set up a dedicated phone line for any information that might help investigators re-examine the infamous Atlanta Missing and Murdered Children cases that terriorized the city in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
On Thursday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced that she was asking Atlanta police to re-examine the possible DNA evidence in the cases for the victim's families, saying she wanted “to let them know that we have done all we can do to make sure their memories are not forgotten to let the world know in the truest sense that black lives matter.”
Bottoms said it was time to give the cases a fresh look to “determine once and for all if there’s additional evidence that may be tested that may give some peace to the extent that peace can be had…to the victims’ families.”
After the announcement, Atlanta police said they and the city have been taking calls from people offering information, and have now set up a dedicated number to help the public know exactly where to call.
Officials are asking anyone who would like to offer information in any case related to the Missing and Murdered Children cases to call 404-546-2603.
Bottoms also announced last week that Atlanta will look to form some sort of permanent memorial to honor the murdered children and adults.