Georgia cases featured on true-crime shows

Georgia crime cases are a popular subject on true-crime podcasts.

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Georgia crime cases are a popular subject on true-crime podcasts.

The list: Georgia murder and crime cases featured on podcasts, television shows and films

If you’re listening to true-crime podcasts, you’re hearing a lot about Georgia. From “Up and Vanished” to the AJC’s own “Breakdown,” the explosion of true crime podcasts has introduced millions of listeners to crime cases across the state. Some programs such as “Breakdown” or “The Fall Line” investigate a single case over the course of a season. Others follow single-episode formats and cherry-pick notorious Georgia events for quick recaps or discussions.

And it's not just podcasts. Georgia true-crime has shown up to television too, where it's not uncommon to find programs on Wayne Williams or JonBenet Ramsey. Documentary-style police procedurals such as "The First 48" and "ATL Homicide" have given viewers an inside look at police department investigations and unsolved cases.

The list of podcast episodes below is grouped by the crime case each reports on, in reverse-chronological order based on the date of the crime or disappearance. We’ll update this list as we find more examples.

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"Atlanta Monster," from the producers of "Up and Vanished," covers the Atlanta Missing and Murdered Children cases of 1979-1981.

"Atlanta Monster," from the producers of "Up and Vanished," covers the Atlanta Missing and Murdered Children cases of 1979-1981.

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"Atlanta Monster," from the producers of "Up and Vanished," covers the Atlanta Missing and Murdered Children cases of 1979-1981.

THE 2010s-present

2022

Fulton County special purpose grand jury (Trump call to Raffensperger) (Fulton County)

2021

Robert Aaron Long (spa shooting) murders (Atlanta and Cherokee County)

  • The Daily (March 18, 2021)
  • The (Red & Black) Front Page (April 16, 2021)
  • Today, Explained (March 18, 2021)
  • The Takeaway (March 18, 2021)
  • Full Service (Ep. 80)

Elijah James Wood murder (Watkinsville, Oconee County)

  • Classic City Crime Podcast (April 1, Sept. 9, 2021)

2020

Kevil Wingo death (Cobb County)

  • True Crime Chronicles (Season 1, Ep. 76)

Ahmaud Arbery shooting (Brunswick, Glynn County)

  • Breakdown (Season 8, all episodes)
  • Buried Truths (Season 3, all episodes)
  • Jury Duty (Season 3, all episodes)
  • Ahmaud Arbery: A Modern Day Lynching (Season 1, all episodes)
  • The Daily (May 11, 2020)
  • Post Reports (May 11, 2020)
  • The New Yorker Radio Hour (Aug. 25, 2020)
  • Lawyer 2 Lawyer (May 15, 2020)
  • Crime Stories with Nancy Grace (May 7, 2020; Nov. 20, 2020)
  • Court TV Podcast (Eps. 43, 46, 49, 66, 67, 70, 92, 101, 111, 112, 114-116)
  • Pod Save the People (Season 1, Ep. 162)
  • True Crime Daily (Season 1, Ep. 69)
  • It Is What It Is (Season 1, Ep. 69)
  • Best Case Worst Case (Season 1, Eps. 176-178)
  • True Crime Garage (Season 1, Eps. 400-401)
  • The Hate Crime Files (Season 1, Eps. 21-22)
  • Crime Talk Brooklyn (May 23, 2020)
  • Runners of NYC (Season 1, Ep. 41)

Breakdown podcast from the AJC

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2019

Marianne Shockley (UGA professor) death (Milledgeville, Baldwin County)

  • Blood Town (all episodes)
  • The Brothers Grim (Season 2, Ep. 9)

2018

Tamla Horsford death (Cumming, Forsyth County)

  • Jensen & Holes The Murder Squad (Ep. 58)
  • Killer Instinct (April 4, 2019)
  • The Killer Kind (March 8 and 15, 2021)
  • Crime Junkie (June 22, 2020)
  • Criminal Discourse (Season 2, Ep. 85)
  • Cases of Color (July 2, 2019)
  • Unsolved Mysteries of the World (Season 5, Ep. 6)
  • Morbid (Ep. 151)

2017

Jenna Van Gelderen disappearance (Atlanta, DeKalb County)

  • The Vanished (Ep. 105)

Lamora Williams case (Atlanta)

  • Sword and Scale (Oct. 20, 2017)
  • Invisible Choir (Ep. 17)

2016

Daniel Triplett murder (Waynesboro, Burke)

  • The Fall Line (Oct. 20, 2021)

Randisha Love murder (College Park, Fulton)

  • True Crime Chronicles (Season 1, Ep. 46)

DeCorrius Jones disappearance (Gwinnett County)

  • True Crime Chronicles (Season 1, Ep. 38)
  • Mysteriously Missing (May 19, 2019)

Jessica Boynton shooting (Griffin, Spalding County)

  • The Officer’s Wife (All episodes)
  • Housewives of True Crime (Season 1 — Aug. 24, 2019)
  • Killer Instinct (Season 1 — May 15, 2019)
  • Crimes & Closets (July 19, 2021)

Bridget Shiel murder (Atlanta)

  • Cases of Color (Ep. 11)

Reggie Coicou/Quincy Wytche murders (Atlanta)

Tex McIver murder case (Atlanta)

  • Breakdown (Season 5 – all episodes)
  • Intent (Season 2 — all episodes)
  • Crime Stories with Nancy Grace (Eps. 4/28/17, 6/9/17, 8/31/17, 4/25/18)
  • Generation Why (Ep. 270)
  • Southern Fried True Crime (Ep. 66)

2015

Anthony Hill shooting (Chamblee, DeKalb County)

Alleged “SD cards” rapes (Cherokee County)

  • True Crime Chronicles (Ep. 142)

2014

Jonathan Gurley murder (Thomson, McDuffie County)

  • The Fall Line (Oct. 20, 2021)

Russell & Shirley Dermond (Lake Oconee) murders (Putnam County)

  • Sworn (Season 1, Eps. 1, 2, 3)
  • Crime Stories with Nancy Grace (Ep. 8/10/17)
  • In Sight (Ep. 82)
  • Murder at Great Waters (all episodes)
  • True Crime Chronicles (Ep. 30)

Ross Harris (hot car death) murder case (Cobb County)

James Dempsey (“granny cam”) death (Atlanta)

  • True Crime Chronicles (Season 1 – Ep. 75)

2013

Kendrick Johnson (gym mat death) case (Valdosta, Lowndes County)

  • True Crime Garage (Eps. 195-196)
  • Generation Why (Ep. 83)
  • True Murder (6/14/13, 11/6/13)
  • Mysterious Circumstances (3/6/18)
  • Crime Junkie (Ep. 73)
  • Creep It Real (Ep. 3)
  • Cases of Color (Ep. 6)

Elizabeth Butler arrest, as seen on "COPS" (Lawrenceville, Gwinnett)

Tiffany Whitton disappearance (Marietta, Cobb County)

  • Sworn (Season 1 Eps. — 12, 13, 14)

2012

Samuel Little serial killing murders (various counties)

  • The Fall Line (Season 11, all episodes)
  • FBI Retired Case File Review (Ep. 177)
  • Housewives of True Crime (Ep. 36)
  • Serial Killing (Ep. 37)
  • Serial Killers (Eps. 149, 150)
  • The Murder Squad (Ep. 23)
  • Cases of Color (Ep. 16)
  • Jensen & Holes The Murder Squad (Ep. 23)

2010

Hemy Neuman (Dunwoody Day Care) murder case (Dunwoody)

  • Forensic Transmissions (Ep. 21)
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The AJC's "Breakdown" podcast, now in its sixth season, covers breakdowns in Georgia's legal system.

The AJC's "Breakdown" podcast, now in its sixth season, covers breakdowns in Georgia's legal system.

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The AJC's "Breakdown" podcast, now in its sixth season, covers breakdowns in Georgia's legal system.

THE 2000s

2009

Brian Wehrle disappearance (Carrollton, Carroll County)

  • The Fall Line (Aug. 18 and 25, 2021)

Narendra Gupta abuse case (Johns Creek, Fulton County)

2008

Meredith Emerson killing/Gary Michael Hilton (”National Forest Serial Killer”) (Dawson Forest/Dawson County)

  • Dateline (Jan. 27, 2020)
  • The Serial Killer Podcast (Ep. 82)
  • Going West (Ep. 73)

2006

Doris Worrell murder (Douglas, Coffee County)

  • True Crimes and Mysteries (Ep. 29)

Justin Chapman case (Bremen, Haralson County)

2005

Tara Grinstead murder (Ocilla, Irwin & Ben Hill counties)

  • Up and Vanished (Season 1 – all episodes)
  • Crime Stories with Nancy Grace (Eps. 1/18/17, 2/24/17, 3/6/17, 7/26/17,12/29/17)
  • True Crimecast (Ep. 11/14/17)

Brian Nichols escape/murders (Atlanta)

  • Beyond the Blood (Ep. 11 – two episodes)
  • Fruit Loops (Ep. 50)

2004

Eugene Denton murder (bitemark case) (Waycross, Ware County)

  • True Crime Chronicles (Ep. 100)

2003

Cedartown Jane Doe (Cedartown, Polk County)

  • The Fall Line (Season 6 – Eps. 3, 4)

Twiggs County John Doe (Twiggs County)

  • The Fall Line (Eps 3/10/21 and 3/17/21)

2002

Dwight York (Nuwaubians) sex crimes (Eatonton, Putnam County)

  • True Crime Chronicles (Ep. 4)
  • As the Key Turns (March 17, 2019)
  • Sick and Wrong (Ep. 675)

Wideman family murders (Rebecca, Turner County)

  • Sworn (Season 1 – Eps. 7, 8, 9)

Bill “Bo Peep” disappearance (Jefferson County)

  • The Fall Line (Oct. 20, 2021)

2001

Tara Louise Baker murder (Athens, Clarke County)

  • Classic City Crime Podcast (Season 1 – all episodes; Jan. 19 & June 16, 2022)

2000

Sidney Dorsey / Derwin Brown murder (DeKalb County)

  • Atlanta Monster (Season 1 bonus episode)

Joey Watkins murder case (Rome, Floyd County)

  • Undisclosed (Season 2 – all episodes)

Jacinth Baker/Richard Lollar murders (Ray Lewis trial) (Atlanta)

  • True Crime Stories with Triv: The Ray Lewis Saga (Aug. 21, 2019)
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"The Fall Line" has covered cold-case disappearances in Augusta and Brunswick in its first two seasons.

"The Fall Line" has covered cold-case disappearances in Augusta and Brunswick in its first two seasons.

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"The Fall Line" has covered cold-case disappearances in Augusta and Brunswick in its first two seasons.

THE 1990s

1999

Mark Barton killings (Atlanta)

  • Terminus (Season 2, all episodes)
  • Morning Cup of Murder (July 29, 2021)

William DaShawn Hamilton “Dennis Doe” murder (DeKalb County)

  • The Fall Line (Season 4, Ep. 4 & July 20, 2022)
  • Inside Crime (Season 2, all episodes)

1998

Shy'Kemmia Pate disappearance (Unadilla, Dooly County)

  • The Fall Line (Season 5, all episodes)

Devonia Inman murder case (Adel, Cook County)

Terrell Peterson murder (Atlanta)

  • Shockingly Wicked (June 29, 2021)

1997

Jerry Scott Heider / Daniels family murders (Santa Claus, Toombs County)

  • Small Town Murder (Ep. 29)

1996

JonBenet Ramsey murder (Colorado, with Marietta connection)

  • The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey Response Podcast (all episodes)
  • Generation Why (Ep. 129)
  • My Favorite Murder (Ep. 35)
  • True Crimecast (Ep. 11/28/17)
  • Murder Cases 101 (Season 1 — Ep. 2)
  • Criminal Genius (Season 1 — Ep. 10)

Eric Rudolph/Olympic Park bombing (Atlanta)

  • Terminus (Season 1, all episodes)
  • FBI Retired Case File Review (Ep. 105)
  • Sofa King Podcast (Ep. 395)

Elia Banderas (Westin Peachtree) murder (Atlanta)

  • The Fall Line (Season 4, Ep. 1)

Jonathan Foundling’s death (Athens, Clarke County)

  • Classic City Crime Podcast (Feb. 17, 25, 2022)

1993-98

"Mr. X" murders (Atlanta)

  • True Crime Chronicles (Ep. 2)

1992

Fred Tokars case (Marietta, Cobb County)

  • The Blotter Presents (Season 1, Ep. 62)
  • Martinis & Murder (Season 1, Ep. 83)

1991

Cynthia Prioleau ("Murder Kroger") killing (Atlanta)

  • The Fall Line (Season 7, Eps. 5-6)

Geraldine DeLoach murder (Register, Bulloch County)

  • The Fall Line (Eps. 3/31/21, 4/7/21 and 4/14/21)

1990

Millbrook twins (Dannette and Jeanette) disappearance (Augusta)

  • The Fall Line (Season 1 – all episodes)
  • Cases of Color (Ep. 8)

Glynn County Jane Doe (Glynn County)

  • The Fall Line (Season 3, Ep. 3)

Rhonda Sue Coleman murder (Hazlehurst, Jeff Davis County)

  • Fox Hunter (all episodes)
  • In Sight (Ep. 37)
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"Undisclosed" devoted a season to the Joey Watkins case in Rome, Ga.

"Undisclosed" devoted a season to the Joey Watkins case in Rome, Ga.

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"Undisclosed" devoted a season to the Joey Watkins case in Rome, Ga.

THE 1970s-1980s

1989

Monica & Michael Bennett disappearance (Brunswick, Glynn County)

  • The Fall Line (Season 2 – all episodes)

1988

Louis Poetter/Anneewakee sexual abuse (Douglasville, Douglas County)

  • Camp Hell: Anneewakee (all episodes)

Jane Doe murder (Jenkins County)

  • The Fall Line (Season 4, Eps. 5, 6)
  • Jensen & Holes The Murder Squad (Ep. 16)

Christmas Doe murder (Ware County)

  • The Fall Line (Season 4, Ep. 4 & July 20, 2022)

1987

Gregory Montgomery murder (Atlanta)

  • The Fall Line (Holiday Miniseries — Dec. 11-18, 2019)

Lita McClinton Sullivan murder (Atlanta)

  • True Crime Campfire (Feb. 19, 2021)

Drs. Glenn and Rachel Sutton murders (Athens murders) (Athens, Clarke County)

  • Classic City Crime Podcast (April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 10, 11, 2021)

1985

Rising Daughter Baptist Church murders (Waverly, Camden County)

  • Undisclosed (Season 3 — all episodes)
  • Breakdown (bonus episode)
  • Crime Writers On... (June 8, 2020)

1983

Timothy Coggins murder (Griffin, Spalding County)

  • The Hate Crime Files (Season 1, Ep. 13)

1979-1981

Wayne Williams / Atlanta Missing and Murdered Children (Atlanta)

  • Atlanta Monster (Season 1 — all episodes)
  • True Crime Garage (Ep. 56)
  • Worst Crimes Ever (Ep. 2)
  • Murder She Spoke (Ep. 5)
  • Bottom of the Map (Season 1 — July 8 & July 15, 2019)
  • It’s About Damn Crime (Season 1 — Ep. 63)
  • Serial Killing (Sept. 22, 2019)
  • Murder Cases 101 (Season 1 — Ep. 1)
  • The Creepin’ It Real Show (Season 2 — Ep. 80)
  • FBI Retired Case File Review (Season 1 — Ep. 187)
  • The Necronom Podcast (Season 1 — Ep. 49)
  • Real Monsters (June 22, 2019)
  • Criminal Genius (Season 1 — Ep. 4)
  • Haunted Family (Season 1 — Ep. 92)
  • Let’s Be Honest (Season 1 — Ep. 23)
  • State of Crime (Season 1 — Eps. 73-76)
  • United States of Horror (Season 1 — Ep. 14)
  • The Hat Trick Podcast (Season 1 — Ep. 55)
  • 13 O’Clock (Season 1 — Ep. 195)
  • Unsolved as Told by the Unqualified (Season 1 — Eps. 10A, 10B)
  • Reverie True Crime (Season 1 — Ep. 40)
  • Netflixed (Aug. 16, 2019)
  • The Firelands (Season 1 — Ep. 2)
  • Invisible Choir (Season 1 — Ep. 22)
  • Bizarre & Fascinating Details (Season 1 — Eps. 77, 78)
  • While Black (Season 1 — Ep. 74)

1978-1996

Grady Babies abductions (Atlanta, Fulton County)

  • The Fall Line (Season 2 — all episodes)

1978

James Edwin Wilkes Jr./Murphy Staffins crime spree (Atlanta, Fulton County)

  • Criminal (Season 1 — Ep. 103)

1977-78

Carlton Gary (”The Stocking Strangler”) (Columbus, Muscogee County)

  • Bless This Mess (Season 1 — Eps. 32-34)

1977

T.K. Harty murder (Athens, Clarke County)

  • Classic City Crime Podcast (Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 18, 25, 2021)

The “Lover’s Lane” murders (Atlanta)

  • The Fall Line (Sept. 8, 15 & 22, 2021)

1974

Paul John Knowles (”The Casanova Killer”) (Warner Robins, Houston County)

  • True Crime Garage (Eps. 398, 399)
  • Serial Killers (Eps. 3, 4)
  • Feeling Murdery (Ep. 13)
  • All Killa No Filla (Ep. 49)
  • True Crime Guys (Ep. 33)
  • Killer: True Crime Podcast (Ep. 14)
  • Redrum Blonde (Ep. 33)
  • Parcast Presents (Season 5 — Eps. 161, 162)
  • Crime Binge (Ep. 9)

1972

Billy Sunday Birt (Dixie Mafia killer) (Barrow County)

  • In the Red Clay (all episodes)
  • Classic City Crime Podcast (April 8, 2021)

Debbie Lynn Randall murder (Marietta)

  • True Crime Chronicles (Ep. 22)

1970

Charles Oatman murder/Augusta riot (Augusta, Richmond County)

  • Shots in the Back: Exhuming the 1970 Augusta Riot (Season 1 — all episodes)
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"Sworn," a spin-off from "Up and Vanished," has covered the Lake Oconee murders and the Ross Harris case.

"Sworn," a spin-off from "Up and Vanished," has covered the Lake Oconee murders and the Ross Harris case.

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"Sworn," a spin-off from "Up and Vanished," has covered the Lake Oconee murders and the Ross Harris case.

THE 1930s-1960s

1968

Barbara Mackle kidnapping (Decatur, DeKalb and Gwinnett Counties)

  • Sun Crime State Podcast (Ep. 17)

1967

Diane Shields murder (Atlanta)

  • 5 Roses (All episodes)
  • Crime and Scandal (Ep. 66)

1965

Mary Shotwell Little disappearance (Atlanta-Buckhead)

  • 5 Roses (All episodes)
  • The Trail Went Cold (Ep. 38)
  • Southern Gone (Ep. 2)
  • Crime and Scandal (Ep. 66)

1962

A.C. Hall murder (Macon-Bibb County)

1952

Roberta Elder (”Mrs. Bluebeard”) murders (Atlanta)

  • Fruit Loops (Ep. 48)

1948

Isaiah Nixon murder (Alston, Montgomery County)

1936

Thomas Finch lynching (Atlanta)

  • Reveal (Ep. 71)

1934

W.A. Scott murder(Atlanta)

  • Archive Atlanta (Season 1, Ep. 71)
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1919

Carlisle Christy murder (Atlanta)

  • Archive Atlanta (Season 1, Ep. 128)

John Abbott murder (Atlanta)

  • Archive Atlanta (Season 1, Ep. 140)

1915

Mary Phagan murder/Leo Frank lynching (Atlanta/Marietta)

  • Catlick (Season 1, Eps. 14-)
  • Archive Atlanta (Season 1, Ep. 13)
  • Unsolved Murders (Season 1, Eps. 152-153)
  • Stuff You Missed in History Class (April 21, 2018)
  • Yours in Murder (May 12, 2018)

1912

Ellen Grice/Mae Crow assaults/Forsyth racial violence (Forsyth County)

  • Catlick (Season 1, Eps. 11-14)

1911

"Atlanta Ripper" killings (Atlanta)

  • Catlick (Season 1, Eps. 1-10)
  • The Serial Killer Podcast (Sept. 20, 2016)
  • Thinking Sideways (Ep. 142, March 16, 2016)
  • Shoes, Boos and Tatoos (Ep. 22, July 22, 2019)
  • The Fall Line (July 8, 15 and 22, 2020)

1896

Thomas Delbridge death (Atlanta)

  • Archive Atlanta (April 22, 2022)

1879

Robert Alston murder (Atlanta)

  • Archive Atlanta (Season 1, Ep. 63)

DeFoors murders (Atlanta)

  • Archive Atlanta (Season 1, Ep. 79)

TELEVISION SHOWS

These cases are covered on the following television shows:

THE 2010s-present

Variety (Atlanta)

  • The First 48 (A&E, Seasons 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20)
  • The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta (A&E, Season 1)
  • ATL Homicide (TV One, Seasons 1-3)
  • Atlanta Justice (ID, Season 1)
  • Real Murders of Atlanta (Oxygen, Season 1)

Variety (Fulton County)

  • 60 Days In (A&E, Seasons 3 and 4)

Variety (DeKalb County)

  • The First 48 (A&E, Season 12)

Variety (Gwinnett County)

  • The First 48 (A&E, Seasons 18, 19, 20)
  • Live PD (A&E, Season 2 — Eps 53, 56-82)

2021

Rodney William Metzer case (ex-wife kidnapping) (Cherokee County)

  • Evil Lives Here (ID, July 31, 2022)

2020

Ahmaud Arbery shooting (Brunswick, Glynn County)

  • 48 Hours (CBS, Oct. 10, 2020)
  • The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery: A Court TV Special (Feb. 28, 2021)
  • 20/20: Nowhere to Run (ABC, Nov. 26, 2021)

2018

Mitchell Jones murder (Marietta, Cobb County)

  • Real Murders of Atlanta (Oxygen, Season 1, Ep. 9)

2017

George Young murder (Gwinnett County)

Jenna Van Gelderen disappearance (Atlanta, DeKalb County)

  • Searching for Jenna Van Gelderen (Oxygen, Oct. 23, 2019)

2016

Tex McIver case (Atlanta)

  • 48 Hours (CBS, April 28, 2018)
  • Dateline (NBC, June 22, 2018)

Jessica Boynton shooting (Griffin, Spalding County)

  • Real Life Nightmare (HLN, Nov. 9, 2019)

Camila Aguilar murder (Brookhaven)

  • In Pursuit with John Walsh (ID, Feb. 12, 2020)

Bridget Shiel murder (Atlanta)

  • The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta (A&E, Season 1, all episodes)

Reggie Coicou/Quincy Wytche murders (Atlanta)

  • The First 48 (A&E, Season 17, Ep. 7)

Randy Smith murder (Atlanta)

Jerome Blake / “Rap Studio” murder (Atlanta)

2014

Jeronta Brown/Briana Brooks murders (DeKalb and Fulton Counties)

  • ATL Homicide (TV One, Season 2, Ep. 1)

Aeman Presley murders (Atlanta/Decatur, Fulton & DeKalb Counties)

  • ATL Homicide (TV One, Season 1, Ep. 12)

2013

Danielle Marshall murder (Powder Springs, Cobb County)

Jerrick Jackson murder (Atlanta)

  • ATL Homicide (TV One, Season 2, Ep. 11)
  • Real Murders of Atlanta (Oxygen, Season 1, Ep. 8)

2012

Melvin Vernell III “Lil Phat” murder (Sandy Springs, Fulton County)

  • Real Murders of Atlanta (Oxygen, Season 1, Ep. 2)

THE 2000s

2008

Elizabeth Bowie murder (Smyrna, Cobb County)

  • In Pursuit with John Walsh (ID, Season 1, Ep. 7)

Meredith Emerson killing/Gary Michael Hilton (National Forest Serial Killer) (Dawson Forest, Dawson County)

  • Dateline (NBC, Aug. 26, 2011)

2006

Carnell Walker (Morehouse student) murder (Atlanta)

  • Real Murders of Atlanta (Oxygen, Season 1, Ep. 7)

2005

Tara Grinstead murder (Ocilla, Irwin & Ben Hill counties)

  • Up and Vanished (Oxygen, Season 1 — all episodes)
  • Dateline (NBC, Oct. 5, 2018)

Eric Clark murder (College Park)

  • ATL Homicide (TV One, Season 2, Ep. 7)
  • Snapped (Oxygen, Season 12, Ep. 4)
  • Fatal Attraction (TV One, Season 3, Ep. 12)

2003

Josef Smith murder (Remnant Fellowship Church abuse case) (Mableton, Cobb County)

  • The Way Down (HBO Max, all episodes)

2002

Tamekia Taylor & Jennifer Clemmings murders (Lithonia & Stone Mountain, Dekalb County)

  • The DNA of Murder with Paul Holes (Oxygen, Season 1, Eps. 7, 8)

2000

Sidney Dorsey / Derwin Brown murder (DeKalb County)

  • Deadly Power (Oxygen, Season 1, Ep. 3)

Sparkle Rai murder (Union City, Fulton County)

  • Dateline (NBC, Feb. 6, 2009)
  • ATL Homicide (TV One, Season 1, Ep. 5)

THE 1990s

1996

JonBenet Ramsey murder (Colorado, with Marietta connection)

  • Casting JonBenet (Netflix movie)
  • Who Killed JonBenet? (Lifetime movie)
  • Perfect Murder, Perfect Town (CBS miniseries)
  • Getting Away with Murder (FOX movie)
  • The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey (CBS miniseries)
  • JonBenet: An American Murder Mystery (ID miniseries)

Lance Herndon murder (Roswell, Fulton County)

  • Real Murders of Atlanta (Oxygen, Season 1, Ep. 1)

John Peek / Carol Marlin & Margaret Ginn murders (Marietta, Cobb County)

  • Real Murders of Atlanta (Oxygen, Season 1, Ep. 3)

Judge Josephine Holmes Cook murder (Atlanta)

  • Real Murders of Atlanta (Oxygen, Season 1, Ep. 4)

1994

Amanda Puckett murder (Marietta, Cobb County)

  • Real Murders of Atlanta (Oxygen, Season 1, Ep. 5)

1992

Fred Tokars case (Marietta, Cobb County)

  • American Justice (A&E, July 6, 2000)
  • City Confidential (A&E, May 19, 2002)
  • My Dirty Little Secret (ID, Season 2, Ep. 9)

1990

Millbrook Twins disappearance (Augusta)

  • The Disappearance of the Millbrook Twins (Oxygen, Nov. 23, 2019)

THE 1960s-1980s

1987

Lita McClinton Sullivan murder (Atlanta)

  • Real Murders of Atlanta (Oxygen, Season 1, Ep. 6)

1986

Sharon Brady murder (Marietta, Cobb County)

1985

Rising Daughter Baptist Church murders (Waverly, Camden County)

  • Unsolved Mysteries (NBC, Season 1, Ep. 4) (Nov. 2, 1988)

1979-1981:

Wayne Williams / Atlanta Missing and Murdered Children (Atlanta)

1983

Timothy Coggins muder (Griffin, Spalding County)

  • 20/20: In the Cold Dark Night (ABC, S42 Ep30, July 18, 2020)

1979

Mary Frances Stoner murder (Adairsville, Bartow County)

1970

William “Junior” Pierce (Vidalia, Toombs County)

  • Mindhunter (Netflix, Season 2, Ep. 4)

1968

Barbara Mackle kidnapping (Decatur, DeKalb & Gwinnett counties)

  • A Crime to Remember (ID, Season 5, Ep. 4)

1960

Mary Burge murder (Macon, Bibb County)

  • A Crime to Remember (ID, Season 3, Ep. 5)

FILMS

Theatrical-release films include:

Brian Nichols escape/murders (Atlanta)

  • Captive (2015)

Eric Rudolph/Olympic Park bombing (Atlanta)

  • Richard Jewell (2019)

Ross Harris (hot car death) murder case (Cobb County)

  • Fatal Distraction (2020)