Retired Atlanta Police Department detectives Vince Velazquez and David Quinn return to the TVOne true-crime show "ATL Homicide" for a second season.
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How the AJC covered the Ayesha Turner murder from "ATL Homicide"

From the archives: Mother's remains found under house in 2012 after being reported missing days earlier. Gordon Davis is serving life without parole for Turner's murder.

The TVOne true-crime show "ATL Homicide" featured the 2012 disappearance of Ayesha Turner. Turner, a mother of two, was first reported as a missing person. Her remains were found under a house 17 days later on Cascade Road in Atlanta. Gordon Davis was arrested on Thanksgiving Day and was eventually convicted of her murder.

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The TVOne true-crime series, now in its second season, recreates cases as told by David Quinn and Vince Velazquez, two retired Atlanta Police Department homicide detectives. 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote twice about the Turner killing as the case unfolded. You can find links to those articles below. You can find the AJC's coverage of other "ATL Homicide" cases here

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Faye Turner talked to Channel 2 Action News after investigators found the remains of her daugher Ayesha. She expressed hope that detectives would find the person responsible for her daughter’s death: “He didn’t have to do my baby like that.”
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Oct. 22, 2012 

Remains found under abandoned SW Atlanta house identified 

Fulton County’s medical examiner has identified remains found last week under an abandoned southwest Atlanta house as a mother of two reported missing 17 days ago. ... 

Read the full story here. 

Ayesha Turner was reported missing in October 2012. Her remains were found 17 days later under a house in southwest Atlanta.

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Nov. 26, 2012 

Arrest made in SW Atlanta dismembered body 

Gordon Davis, 51, was taken into police custody on Thanksgiving Day, police officials said, weeks after investigators were led to Ayesha Turner’s remains. ... 

Read the full story here. 

Gordon Davis is serving life without parole for the killing of Ayesha Turner in 2012.

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Learn more about Ayesha Turner's life from her funeral home notice.

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» MORE: Read the AJC's coverage of the cases in "ATL Homicide" Season 1 

» RELATED: How the AJC covered the events in "The First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta" 

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