Kathryn Anne Grant took her own life in 2004, at the age of 29.
Officers responded to the Oglethorpe House Residence Hall at the University of Georgia in January 1996. They found a deceased newborn in a dustbin at the basement level women’s restroom. The infant identified as male and White, and weighed about 7-8 pounds. Afterwards, the medical examiner concluded that the infant’s death was a homicide caused by chest-area stab wounds.
At a burial attended by almost 200 people, the infant was buried at Evergreen Memorial Park in Athens and given the police christening “Jonathan Foundling.” Pallbearers were UGA police. Considerable investigative effort was devoted towards the case but with little leads to investigate, the case soon became cold.
In 2021, the University of Georgia Police partnered with Othram to see if advanced DNA testing could help generate new leads in the case.