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Gwinnett killing to be featured on "America's Most Wanted"

It was a brutal killing that has troubled Gwinnett County investigators for more than four years. Key evidence includes a confession letter comprised of letters cut from magazines and newspapers, looking something like what you'd expect from a Hollywood movie.

This week, "America's Most Wanted" will feature the story of Eva "Kay" Wenal, killed in her Lawrenceville-area home on May 1, 2008 and found by her husband, Gwinnett County police said Thursday.

Harold "Hal" Wenal was ruled out as a suspect in his wife's death and died in 2010 of natural causes before ever knowing who was behind the woman's death.

In June, Gwinnett police released the confession letter, which had been mailed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution office in Norcross before being given to detectives. The FBI also reviewed the confession letter, which investigators believe was from the killer. The AJC reported on new evidence in the case, including photographs of a man police would like to identify, in a June story.

"America's Most Wanted" will air at 9 p.m. Friday on the Lifetime network as part of a special called "The Bold, The Bad and The Brazen."

Viewers with any information about the case can call America's Most Wanted directly at 1-800-CRIME-TV and can remain anonymous. Anyone with information can also contact Gwinnett detectives directly at 770-513-5300.

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agirl_25 1 year, 7 months ago

Reading about that reminded me of 2 other deaths that suddenly popped into my mind. Maybe I dreamed them or maybe they really happened and this article refreshed my memory. Did a Dr. Bush, a vet, recently pass away, and did he at one time...many many years ago, lose a wife to a brutal homicide? Either I dreamed it or read about it in a newspaper. We were living either in the Philippine Islands or in North Carolina (more than 40 years ago) at the time but it just seems so real to me...that he lost his wife in a homicide. Another thing I wondered about was a strange homicide in Albany many years ago when an elderly man who was living with his son was found upstairs by his caregiver one morning in the early AM, dead, from what appeared to be inflicted by a golf club. Anyone know the outcome of that? If I remember correctly I think the man's son was at one time under suspicion because he had money problems and the father was well-to-do and was expected to leave his estate to the son. Maybe I dreamed it....who knows.....

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