Atlanta Police ask for help solving 20-year-old murder case

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 4, 2015

It has been 20 years since 14-year-old Nacole Smith was abducted on her way to school from her apartment on Campbellton Rd, sexually assaulted, shot in the face and left to die in a wooded area.

Despite a forensic match linking her case to the 2004 abduction and rape of a 13-year-old girl, police have yet to identify the suspect.

As the 20-year anniversary approaches, Atlanta Police are appealing to the public for help clearing the case.

The suspect in the 2004 abduction and rape is described as, “a black male, appearing to be in his late twenties to early thirties, 5’10 in height and weighing approximately 190 pounds, with a medium complexion, and a gap in his front teeth. According to the girl he was also wearing round, prescription, gold-framed glasses.”

“Today, he would be in his late 30’s or early 40’s,” a press release from the Police Department says.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477), online or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637).

“Persons do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000 for the arrest and indictment of the suspect,” a press release fro APD says.

Smith’s family will hold a vigil on June 7 at the corner of Campbellton Rd and Childress Dr in southwest Atlanta at 2:30 pm.

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