Students to comb lynch site

Students from two Atlanta-area colleges will spend Saturday in Walton County looking for shell…

Georgia (Oct 7, 2010) — Students from two Atlanta-area colleges will spend Saturday in Walton County looking for shell casings, bullet fragments or other pieces of metal that might help law enforcement agencies finally bring justice in the lynching of two couples in Walton County more than 64 years ago.


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A Bauder College student group that for years has investigated prominent unsolved murders will join archaeology students from Kennesaw State University, using metal detectors and other ground-penetrating sensors at Moore's Ford. At that spot on the Walton-Oconee line, a mob of white men killed Roger Malcom, 24; Dorothy Malcom, 20; Mae Murray Dorsey, 23; and George Dorsey, 28, on July 25, 1946.
In the past, Kennesaw State archaeology professor Terry Powis and his classes have used metal detectors and other electronic devices to find Civil War bullets and other metal artifacts, said Sheryl McCollum, director of the Bauder College Cold Case Investigative Research Institute.
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