The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Thursday DNA evidence has solved a 37-year-old disappearance in Middle Georgia.
The agency is adding 13-year-old Ima Jean Sanders to the list of victims murdered in 1974 by serial killer Paul John Knowles.
According to a GBI news release, Sanders disappeared from Warner Robins in August 1974.
Knowles, a 29-year-old Florida parolee, went on a cross-country killing spree in the spring, summer and fall of that year.
During that time, Knowles often stopped by Macon to visit a girlfriend and he killed some of his 18 known victims in Middle Georgia.
Knowles himself was killed during an escape attempt in December 1974.
A few weeks earlier, Knowles was captured near Atlanta after he wrecked his car trying to avoid a roadblock.
Officials brought him to the Bibb County jail where federal, state and local investigators tried to pry information from him about the people he killed.