>>>SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST<<<

Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes of 5 Roses by Jessica Noll for free.

Newlywed bride, Mary Shotwell Little, vanished from Atlanta's famous Lenox Square parking lot in 1965. A year and a half later, Diane Shields was found brutally murdered inside the trunk of her own car, parked next to a busy East Point laundry mat. 

More News

Next Story

Not Available

Just For You

Not Available

Trending

Not Available

Atlanta would never be the same. 

While they would never meet, their stories would forever impact the booming city of Atlanta—creating an intense fear among women throughout the 1960. The crimes would change the metro's landscape of false security, amid the shadows of alleged corruption, sex scandals and murder.

More than 50 years later, their cases have Gone Cold.  

11Alive Investigative Digital Journalist, Jessica Noll, spent the last year digging into their cold cases to find out if they're connected in a seven-chapter podcast series: 5 Roses. A new chapter will be released each Friday throughout December 2018, into January 2019.

5 Roses is part of Gone Coldan ongoing digital series, where Noll investigates some of the most infamous and lesser-known cold cases in Georgia. She's digging for answers for the still-grieving families who long for them, and for the victims who have never found their justice.

>>>SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST HERE<<<

iTunes  | PodbeanStitcher

Dig deeper into the investigation at www.11Alive.com/FiveRoses.

CHAPTER I: Innocence lost 

"People are killed for three reasons: revenge, sex and money."

5 Roses, Chapter I
Innocence Lost
5 Roses

 >>>SUBSCRIBE    >>>SHARE 

Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes of 5 Roses by Jessica Noll for free.

CHAPTER II: Trail of breadcrumbs 

"He gets furious. He murders her. He buries her in North Carolina."

Mary Shotwell Little
Mary Shotwell Little
Provided

 >>>SUBSCRIBE    >>>SHARE 

CHAPTER III: Blushing bride-to-be and her secrets 

"The way that she was murdered was a signal you better keep her mouth shut."

Diane Shields
Diane Shields
Provided

COMING SOON...     >>>SUBSCRIBE    >>>SHARE 

CHAPTER IV: Money runs this town 

"The people who are still trying to cover this up, want that to go away... I think the most important thing about this whole thing, is that they're connected. And I think that the way that we'll find out what happened is because they're connected."

C&S Bank, 1960s
C&S Bank, 1960s
Atlanta Police Dept.

COMING SOON...    >>>SUBSCRIBE    >>>SHARE 

CHAPTER VBreak in the case 

"I use gut feelings and my gut feelings have always paid off." 

Jack Perry
Atlanta Police Lt. Jack Perry investigated Mary Shotwell Little's disappearance.
Provided

COMING SOON...    >>>SUBSCRIBE    >>>SHARE 

CHAPTER VIThe killers

"The bogeyman does come out sometimes and just randomly pick people..." 

Diane Shields' car, 1967
Diane Shields' car was found alongside a laundry mat and dry cleaners in 1967. Her body was discovered inside her trunk.
East Point Police Dept.

COMING SOON...    >>>SUBSCRIBE    >>>SHARE 

CHAPTER VIIA confession and a cover up

"That chilled me for a week a week... I could not get that out of my damn brain."

Lenox Square
Lenox Square was a popular shopping destination in the 1960s, including Rich's Department store.
Atlanta Police Dept.

COMING SOON...     >>>SUBSCRIBE    >>>SHARE 

>>>GO INSIDE THE 5 ROSES INVESTIGATION

5 Roses Podcast
5 Roses Podcast

 >>>SUBSCRIBE    >>>SHARE 

11Alive Investigative Digital Journalist, Jessica Noll, spent the last year digging into their 50-year-old cold cases to find out if they're connected in a seven-chapter podcast series: 5 Roses. Each Friday, a new chapter will be released. 

5 Roses is part of Gone Coldan ongoing digital series, where Noll investigates some of the most infamous and lesser-known cold cases in Georgia. She's digging for answers for the still-grieving families who long for them, and for the victims who have never found their justice.

CONTACT THE REPORTER | 

Jessica Noll is a multimedia journalist, who focuses on in-depth, investigative crime/justice reports for 11Alive's digital platforms. 

Follow her on Twitter @JNJournalist and Facebook @JessicaNollJournalist, to keep up with her latest work. If you have a tip, story idea or cold case suggestion, email her at jnoll@11Alive.com or call, text at (404) 664-3634

Join our "Gone ColdFacebook group and join our discussions about cases like these, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/gonecold/Follow us on Twitter: @11AliveGoneCold and Instagram: @GoneCold11.