Police ID Piedmont Park murder victim

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Atlanta police identified the man murdered in Piedmont Park early Thursday as Patrick Boland, 43.

Police told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that they found Boland’s missing SUV Friday night. Authorities, though, still say they haven’t determined a motive.

Patrick Boland, 43, was stabbed in the chest near the park’s lake, Atlanta police Lt. Keith Meadows said.

Police said early Friday that they Boland’s white Toyota Sequoia was missing from his home, and thought locating it might lead to suspects.

The vehicle was recovered Friday night, police spokesman Eric Schwartz said Saturday just after Midnight.

No suspects have been named, and police haven’t linked the stabbing to another that occurred 15 minutes later at Juniper and 6th streets, a few blocks south of Piedmont Park.

“We haven’t ruled out that they could have been the victims of the same person,” Meadows said. That man was hospitalized with wounds not believed to be life-threatening.

Atlanta police initially said the homicide was the result of a violent robbery, though they later speculated that Boland may have been cruising for gay sex in the park, though they’ve offered no evidence publicly to support the claim.

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