A Lady Killer Stalks Atlanta

Four murders stir fears

$ Atlanta is a wary town, haunted by an evil memory, touchy about anything reminiscent of that grim time. Just when lingering anxiety over the slaying of 28 black youths from 1979 to 1981 had begun to recede, a new series of murders with a different type of victim has recalled a period the city wants only to forget.

Since March 1, four poor and elderly black women, each living alone, have been raped and murdered. In the housing projects and neighborhoods where the murders have occurred, there is a mingled sense of danger and deja vu. "A lot of people...

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