The criminal of a 33-years-old case has been arrested by police in Marietta, Georgia. According to the reports, Joshua Harmon, who was 8-years-old was found dead in Atlanta Suburb in 1988. Offender James Michael Coates has been arrested regarding this case. The arrest was made after three decades and the police were suspecting that there was a link between this case and James Michael Coates. Before his arrest.
The police obtained all the warrants against him and charged him including assault, murder, first-degree cruelty to children, child molestation, and sodomy. Another case was coming out with this where the justice was delayed and the serial killer Robert Durst was arrested by police.
In the case of Robert Durst, he was arrested for shot dead his best friend Susan Berman brutally. The incident took place in the victim’s house on Christman Eve in 2000 and was going on in court. The Prosecutors told the court that Durst murdered Susan when she was going to tell that Durst killed his wife in 1982 and she was helping him to cover the murder case. Due to fear, he killed Susan Berman in her own house.
Along with this, another case was found again where Paul Flores was found suspect for the disappearance of Kristin Smart in 1996, and later, the court declared her dead in 2002 but in April, Paul Flores was arrested by police for her murder. Many crimes have been found this year and literally, it was disgusting to hear that many family members were found for killing their own members.
Who Is James Michael Coates?
According to the documents of police, James Michael Coates, 56, was arrested for the murder of an 8-years-old boy and he was charged for child molestation that approximately took place between 1990 and 1993. While the reports of the Georgia Department of Corrections say that he was incarcerated for around 20 years after his conviction in 1993.
The case begin in May 1988 when he did not come for dinner to his home and later, his parents filed a missing complaint about him. After the long search operation of 48 hours, the police found his dead body from the woods that was near the apartment complex in Raintree Way. James Michael was also a resident of the same complex where the body was found and the report was released during the conference of Roswell Police Chief James Conroy.
The arrest of Coates was made after the DNA test collected from the incident spot and that’s linked to James. The police got the funding from Georgia Criminal Justice Council for proceeding with the testing of this case. Later, he was arrested by the police and taken custody on July 21 where he was found in Uber in traffic.