Atlanta police searching for clues in 2 park slayings

Atlanta police spent Tuesday evening canvassing homes near Oakland City and Adair parks trying to find clues that could help them solve two cases in which the victims were killed in the parks.

ATLANTA — Atlanta police canvassed city parks Tuesday evening to try to drum up new clues in two slayings.%



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Bridget Shiel died after being shot several times in May and left naked in Oakland City Park.

Shiel’s mother, Angela Shiel, put a candle on the grass at the park and took some time to reflect, as police searched for her slain daughter's killer.

Atlanta police huddled in the park, before canvassing for clues in the killing of the 19-year-old woman. Police found the teen's body at the park, riddled with bullets.

Lt. Charles Hampton, with the Atlanta Police Department’s homicide division, asked that anybody who has any information about her killer to come forward. "Hopefully we can find them," Hampton said.

"I'm begging with that person, please, please do the right thing," Angela Shiel said.

Angela Shiel spoke exclusively with Channel 2 Action News Tuesday.


"I wouldn't miss this, you know, to leave Bridget a memorial, just to have a moment with her. It's hard to be out here, but I’m doing it," Shiel said.

Meanwhile, the mounted patrol, detectives, and officers set out to talk with people in the neighborhood all with a single goal.

"We're looking for anything, any car, nicknames, anything that we can pass on to our detectives, where they can further their investigation," Hampton said.

Police say Bridget Shiel was last seen in a car with two men at a Shell gas station on Rockbridge Road and Memorial Drive, and she appeared to be in distress.

It's been 4 1/2 months without an arrest.

"We're not going to allow these investigations to go cold. We're going to try to do as much as we can to stay on top of it," Hampton said.

"She didn't get the chance to grow up. Somebody took that from her," Shiel said.

Officers say they usually find new clues during canvases like the Tuesday’s, but said no new leads have come up so far in Bridget Shiel’s death.

Police also canvassed the area around Adair Park, where Conan Blue was found shot to death on June 4.

Anyone with information in either of these cases is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.