July 29, 1996 in Nation/World

Thief Hits House Of Bomb Victim

Associated Press
 

One day after Alice Hawthorne was killed by the bomb in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park, someone burglarized her home, police said Sunday.

“As far as I know, no arrests were made,” said Albany Police Cpl. Derrick Reed. “An officer found it on … routine patrol.”

Cpl. Ryan Ward said a neighbor familiar with the contents of the home said a VCR and television were missing.

Neighbors, still in shock from the death of Hawthorne, a community leader and entrepreneur, called it a contemptible act.

“It was a sick person that killed her and it had to be a sick person who broke into her house,” said neighbor J.D. Roberts.

Another neighbor, Pat Horton, said she believed the robbers knew the house was unoccupied because of media reports of Hawthorne’s death. Hawthorne’s husband, John Hawthorne, rushed to Atlanta Saturday morning when he learned his wife had been killed and her 14-year-old daughter, Fallon Stubbs, was injured.

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