The Fall Line

a true-crime serial podcast investigating under-reported and unsolved cases in the Southeast

Grady Babies (Season 3), all sources

In seasons 1 and 2, we worked with almost no source material; nearly everything was generated through our own research based on court and police materials, family interviews, and investigation. The few sources we did use are properly attributed in the episodes themselves. In Season 3, we're excited to draw on some source material--including expert interviews and opinions--and will offer a bibliography for the season as a whole. This will not take the place of proper in-episode attribution. As always, the majority of research is generated by the podcast team.

 

  • Quote describing "Grady Babies" from Jerry Gentry's Grady Baby, 1999 (Preview)

  • NCMEC abduction statistics from NCMEC's 10th edition of the For Healthcare Professionals: guideline on the prevention of and response to infant abductions, 2015

  • Information on untested rape kits at Grady from the AJC's (author Willoughby Mariano) "Locked Away,": 2016

  • Information (dates, basic facts) of the kidnapping of Shanta Alexander: AJC archives (AP) and UPI archives, n/a "Police said Wednesday . . ."

  • Information on the kidnapping of Janiqua Brooks: Atlanta Daily World archives, August 1989, author not stated, "Infant Taken From Grady Hospital Ward"

  • Information (dates, basic facts) on the abduction of Elijah Evans: 1993, Athens Banner-Herald Archives, n/a

  • Information (dates, basic facts) on the kidnapping of Christopher Lewis, AJC archives, 1991, authors Derrick Hinman and Bill Robinson, no headline

  • Information on the juvenile perpetrator abductions (dates, basic facts) (1992) AJC archives, February 1995, M.A.J. McKenna, "High-tech tot tags Hospitals target babysnatchers
    with same devices stores use"

  • Information on 1996 juvenile perpetrator abduction (dates and basic facts), AJC Archives July 1996, Christy Oglesbsy, "Police Recapture Teen Wanted in Kidnapping)

  • The Charley Project, Tavish Sutton

  • The Charley Project, Raymond Green

  • Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Journal Constitution articles from archives 1978-1996, following titles and authors re: Raymond Green: "Baby Theft Under Probe," N/A (1978) *only original article on case

  • Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Journal Constitution articles from archives 1978-1996, following titles and authors re: Shanta Alexander: "Mother and Baby Reunited," C. Carlson (1981); "Blood Tests Scheduled, AP Staff (1981); "Doctors Hurrying Blood Tests," AP Staff (1981); "Judge Orders..." AP Staff (1981); "Woman Charged..." AP Staff, (1981); "Mrs. Lett Ordered..." P. Scott (1982); "Baby Kidnapping Case..." T. Cooper (1982); "Suspected Cleared Second Kidnapping," T. Cooper (1982)

  • Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Journal Constitution articles from archives 1978-1996, following titles and authors re: Janquia Brooks: "Cradle Robbing," S. McIntosh (1989); "15-year-old Girl Charged," B. Montgomery & G Abramson (1989); "Month-Old Baby Found," S. McIntosh (1989)

  • Atlanta Daily World, Staff: "Infant Taken from Grady Ward" (1989)

  • Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Journal Constitution articles from archives 1978-1999, following titles and authors re: Tavish Suttion: "Baby Kidnapped," M O'Brien (1993); "Mother Sues Hospital," AP (1996); "FBI Still Searching," K Foskett (1993); "Authorities Run Out of Leads," AP (1993); "Infant Taken Needs Care," K. Scruggs (1993); "Infant Abduction a Rare Crime," R. Martz (1999)

  • Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Journal Constitution articles from archives 1978-1996, following titles and authors re: Christopher Lee: "Woman Jailed After Baby Returned," D. Hinmon (1991); "Child Still Missing," M. Morris (1998); "High Tech Tot Tags," J. McKenna (1995)

  • Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Journal Constitution articles from archives 1978-1996, following titles and authors re: Baby Y: "Hospital Kidnapping," C. Oglesby (1996); "Second Person Charged," K. Scruggs (1996); "Second Suspect Sought," AP (1996); "Teenage Suspect Says," K Scruggs (1996); "Teen Charged," P. Puckett (1996); "Teen Kidnapper Escapes," AP (1996);
    "Police Recapture Teen," C. Oglesby (1996)

  • Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Journal Constitution Archives re: Laura Beth Westbrook and Elijah Evans, Associated Press Wire: "Baby Found in TN," Staff (1999); "17-Year-Old Indicted," Staff (1999); "Kidnapped Baby Found Safe," Staff (1999); "Family of Kidnapped Baby..." A. Judd (1999); "Law and Order Brief," N/A (1999);

  • Fox 5 Atlanta, "Police Reopen. . ." (2017)

  • CNN, "Who Would Steal a Baby," M. Park (2011)

  • AJC, "25 Year Mystery..." G. Staples (2003)

  • 11 Alive, "Police Hope New Sketch..." C Buchanan, (2017)

  • Washington Post, "Teka Adams..." L. Mundy and M. Zapotosky (2010)

  • New York Daily News, "Teka Adams Faces..." AP Staff (2010)

  • NBC Washington, "Woman Survives Attempt..." P. Collins (2010)

  • US Dept of Justice, "Non Family Abductions," JR Flores (2002)

  • "Stranger Infant Abduction," dissertation, Drexel University, Dr. L Kohlman, (2005)

  • "Forensic Files," A. Burgess et all, The American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 108, No. 9 (2008)

  • NCMEC Analysis of Infant Abductions, A. Burgess & J Rabun et. all, (1995, 2003, 2006, )

  • "Fetal Abductions," Wikipedia, n/a (2018)

  • "Analysis of Infant Abduction Trends 1965-2018," NCMEC, N/A (2018)

  • "Infant Abductions Follow. . ." Security Info Watch, H Duncan (2006)

  • "47% of Abductions..." Staff, Campus Safety (2010)

  • NBC, "Worst Nightmare..." J. Aleccia (2008)

  • Grady Hospital Student Handbook, N/A, 2005-2006

  • Principles of Security and Crime Prevention, P. Collins et all, 4th Edition (2015)

  • "Abduction Of Infants From Hospital,"T. Stephenson, British Medical Journal,Vol. 310, No. 6982 (1995)

  • "Striving for a Secure..." A. Goodwin, Annals of Health Law (2001)

  • Ancestry.com, death, birth, census info (public) 

  • Findagrave.com 

  • All other information generated through our own primary research and interviews with family members and those directly affected