These 6 Famous Homicides In Georgia Will Never Be Forgotten

Life in Georgia is nice, for sure. It’s a beautiful place to live and raise a family, but like anywhere else, sometimes terrible things happen here. Here are some of the most infamous and brutal murders to ever happen in our little state. From our very own version of Jack the Ripper to horrific child murderers, these six famous homicides in Georgia are sure to never be forgotten. There are easily the worst murders in Georgia history, so do understand: rough reading ahead.

Do you remember any of these stories or have you heard of them before? What other highly publicized murders happened in Georgia? What would you call the worst murders in Georgia state history? Discuss it in the comments – we love hearing your thoughts!

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Worst Murders in Georgia

December 11, 2022
  1. What are some of the worst murders in Georgia history?  

Georgia is a beautiful place to live, but unfortunately, it’s not without its crimes. Some of the worst murders in Georgia's history include awful cases like:  

  • The murder of Timothy Coggins 
  • The deaths of Mary and Elwyn Crocker 
  • The brutal murder of their mother by Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah Whitehead


2. What are some famous murders in Georgia?  

Of course, the list of murders doesn’t end anywhere near the above few; there have been several famous murders in Georgia (or should we say infamous), including:  


3. Have there ever been any serial killers in Georgia? 

While certain serial killers like Bundy, Dahmer, and Gein get all the attention, there are many serial killers that slip below the radar in terms of the public. Did you know there have been several serial killers in Georgia (as well as spree killers)? It’s true! Some of them are/were: 

  • Joseph Dewey Akin, who killed at least 18 
  • Mark Orrin Barton, who killed 12 
  • Paul Durousseau, who killed seven 
  • William Pierce Jr., who killed nine or more 
  • Henry Wirz, who killed at least 11