ABC Evening News for
Thursday, Apr 09, 1981


Headline: Atlanta Murders

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(Studio) Discovery of 23rd victim of Atlanta, Georgia, killer, reported; circumstances surrounding Larry Rogers' disappearance and death noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Atlanta, Georgia) Police interest in Larry Marshall, currently held in Hartford, Connecticut, jail in relation to child killings examined; films, photograph shown. [Jerry THORNTON - claims to have seen 10 of the-murdered children in neighborhood.] Possibility that victims -were exchanging sex for money with various men in the area discussed; Thornton, a former roommate of Marshall, reported claiming that Timothy Hill, Patrick Baltazar and Joseph Bell once stayed with them. Tom Terrell's record of sex offenses and allegation that Hill spend night at Terrell's house noted. [TERRELL - says Hill was with him on March 12.] Discovery last week of Hill's body and police interest in Terrell mentioned. [Public Safety Commissioner Lee BROWN - denies that sex is significant factor in murders.] FBI and other authorities said considering sex in their investigations; pressure on Atlanta task force possibly contributing to their position on issue noted.
REPORTER: Bob Sirkin

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Program Time:05:39:50 pm - 05:42:40 pm. Duration: 02:50
Reporters:Robinson, Max; Sirkin, Bob
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Record Number:71506