From 1979 to 1981, Atlanta resident Wayne Williams was considered a suspect in the killing of 30 people, including many children. Arrested June 21, 1981, he is currently serving life sentences in the deaths of two Atlanta men, Nathaniel Cater and Jimmy Ray Payne.
Below are archival photographs of those whose deaths were linked to Williams. Police closed 28 cases, attributing the deaths to Williams, who was never formally charged with those crimes.
Click an image to learn more about each person, including details of their case.