Today authorities found new information in a 1974 murder of a Warner Robins teenager. Ima Jean Sanders was only 13 years old when she disappeared. Sanders skeletal remains were found in a wooded area off of highway 96 in peach county back in April of 1976. In january of this year the DNA samples from Ima Jean Sanders mother and sister were submitted by the Austin County Sheriffs department in Texas, to the University of North Texas for comparison. Authorites say the D-N-A data from sanders, her mother, and sister matched. A national database containing known DNA of convicted criminals was also used in the case. Police believe Paul John Knowles is responsible for sanders death
" He claimed to have killed as many as 36 people. I'm not sure all those cases have been resolved; I know this one was rumored to occurred but know one knew the identity of the victim", said Gary Rothwell of the GBI.
"I don't hate him I just think about the fact she was young and he gave her no options, whether she wanted to live or die because he was sick and he killed her", said Sanders mother Betty Wisecup.
Police are still looking for clues to this case if you have any information give the GBI a call at 478-987-4545