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May 13, 1981 - Image 5

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' death
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From AP and UPI
ATLANTA-Another black youth was found asphyxiated in
a wooded area yesterday-17-year-old William Barrett, who
had been missing only a few hours. Authorities said they
hoped the speed of the discovery might provide them with
evidence to solve his murder and those of 26 other young
DeKalb County Public Safety Director Dick Hand said an
autopsy showed the cause of death was asphyxiation "con-
sistent with ligature strangulation." Fifteen of the earlier
victims in the string of slayings also were asphyxiated.
"THERE WAS MINIMAL evidence of a struggle," Hand
said. "We feel there are suggicient similarities in the cases,
but we do not have sufficient evidence to connect this case
with any other case," Hand said. "Age, sex, race and cause
of death-they're all very similar."
Barrett, who had an arrest record that included burglary
and theft, was found off a highway in suburban DeKalb Coun-
ty between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. EDT, about the same time he
was reported missing by his mother, said DeKalb police
spokesman Chuck Johnson. Police said Barrett was last seen
late Monday afternoon.
JOHNSON SAID he expected the case to be turned over to a

The Michi Daionbily Wednesddy, May 13,1981-Page 5
special Atlanta police task force investigating the deaths of
the 26 other young blacks during the past 22 months. But
Atlanta police spokeswoman Beverly Harvard said Barrett's
name had not been added to the task force list by yesterday
Hand said Barrett, 5-feet-4 and 125 pounds, was fully
clothed,-:"shoes, socks, everything"-unlike the most
recent victims who were clad only in their undershorts. He
also said Barrett had not been sexually molested.
Officials said Barrett had been released on probation in
March and failed to keep an appointment Monday afternoon
at a community probation center.
HAND WOULD NOT comment on whether police had a
suspect in the case or whether any evidence was recovered
with the body.
The task force is investigating the slayings of 26 black
youths since July 1979, One youth-10-year-old Darron Glass,
who was reported missing last September-remains on the
task force missing list.
Before Barrett's body was found, the most recent victim.
had been Jimmy Payne, a 21-year-old of slight stature whose
body was pulled from the Chattahoochee River on April 27.
He had been reported missing four days earlier.

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