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Wayne Williams
WAX2001091277 - 12 SEPTEMBER 2001 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Scott Trump, Wayne Williams and Periane Matthews join thousands of Americans from many backgrounds lining the reflecting pool in front of the U.S. Capitol building in a candlelight vigil to express sorrow for, and defiance towards, the terrorist attacks and love for their country. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI

Wayne Bertram Williams (born May 27, 1958) is an American serial killer and was identified as the key suspect in the Atlanta Child Murders that occurred in 1979 through 1981. In January 1982, Williams was found guilty of the murder of two adult men. After his conviction, the Atlanta police declared that an additional 23 of the 29 child murders were solved, with Williams shown to be the murderer.

Williams was born and raised in Atlanta's Dixie Hills neighborhood, from which many of the Atlanta Child Murderer's victims would later disappear. An aspiring radio disc jockey, he ran an amateur radio station from his parents' house. He was well-known in the area for scouting local musicians, particularly teenagers. His only encounter with the law prior to becoming a murder suspect was in 1976, when he was arrested (but never convicted) for impersonating a police officer.

He first became a suspect in the child murder case in May 1981. His car was spotted directly above the sound of a loud splash heard in the river by a stake out team. He was stopped by police and questioned, and claimed that he was going out of town to audition a young singer. This alibi fell apart after police found that the address and phone number he gave them didn't exist.

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