David speaks with Georgia Military College professor Jeffrey Wells about his new book The Atlanta Ripper: The Unsolved Case of the Gate City’s Most Infamous Murders. Between 1909 and 1915, a serial killer may have stalked the streets of Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward, leaving as many as 20 bodies — mostly black women in their 20s — in his wake. Although many suspects were arrested, no one was ever identified as the Atlanta Ripper. A century later, authorities are still baffled as to the killer’s true identity.
Original Air Date: 03-26-2012