Available Now

Atlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children

Between 1979 to 1981, at least 30 African-American children and young adults disappeared or were murdered in Atlanta. Although 23-year-old Wayne Williams was prosecuted for two of the crimes, the rest of the cases were ultimately closed following his conviction in 1982.

Forty years later, with the official re-opening of the case by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, this five-part docuseries tells the inside story of the shocking tragedy, shedding new light on the horrific killings through exclusive archival footage, unseen court documents and interviews with those closest to the children and investigation. Read More


More On The Case

In these deleted scenes, learn more about the cases from the investigators, Williams’ attorneys and family members of the victims.

A Red Herring Clip
Bonus Clip
'A Red Herring'

FBI agents Mike McComas and Jim Procopio recall finding a surprising piece of potential evidence.

I Think About Him Everyday Clip
Bonus Clip
'I Think About Him Every Day'

Catherine Leach and Sheila Baltazar remember their sons, Curtis and Patrick, respectively.

What Else Could We Have Done
Bonus Clip
'What Else Could We Have Done?'

Wayne Williams' attorneys Mary Welcome and Lynn Whatley reunite and discuss his trials.

'Speaking Their Names'

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms introduces a memorial to honor the victims.


What the Critics Are Saying

"Heartbreaking and excellent. Worth watching beginning to end."

“Powerfully makes the case that a story of this magnitude demands asking questions.“

“Ambitious and detailed, a quietly powerful story.”

“Engrossing and sobering. Sheds new light on a brutal, baffling case.”

"Presents complicated subject matter in a contextually deep and meaningful way."

Pieces of Atlanta

An art series inspired by themes represented in Atlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children, "Pieces of Atlanta" features work from a variety of esteemed African-American artists.

Icon Arrow Default
View Caption
Icon Arrow Default
Hide Caption

Get HBO Max at No Additional Cost

‌If you’re a current HBO subscriber, you might already have access to HBO Max — all of HBO plus even more blockbuster movies, must-see series, and new Max Originals.