The Doll & The Monster

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GONE COLD Gone Cold is an ongoing series, where 11Alive Journalist Jessica Noll investigates some of the most infamous and lesser-known cold cases in Georgia. She’s digging for answers for the stillgrieving families who long for them and the victims who have never found their justice. HOW WE DID THE STORY 11Alive Journalist Jessica Noll spent months interviewing law enforcement, witnesses and family members to journalistically gather every aspect of the story possible. She investigated the case, sifting through public records, police reports, renderings and photos. She also visited each crime scene associated with the case. This story and graphic novel was methodically reported in order to obtain each detail of Debbie Lynn Randall’s 46-year-old cold case, in an effort to reveal what happened leading up to her disappearance in 1972, when she was snatched from a Marietta, Ga., street, raped, brutally killed and tossed like a rag doll in the woods. We chose to tell her story in the form of a graphic novel, in which she is portrayed as a doll and her perpetrator is depicted as a monster. After nearly five decades, her case remains unsolved and through an innovative form of digital storytelling, we hope to reach a broader audience—because one of the only things standing in the way of closing a case file for good, is someone knowing something, seeing something and saying something.



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, Instagram @JournalistJessican and like her on Facebook to keep up with her latest work. If you have a tip or story idea, email her at or call, text at (404) 664-3634.

Amanda Wood is a freelance artist who enjoys doing a variety of projects from book illustrations to stately portraits of beloved pets and anything in between. Follow her Facebook Artist Page to see her illustrations, or on Instagram for her antics and the antics of her cats. Visit her website to see what she has done and what she plans to do next.

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