Reconstruction of the victim (Dr. Emily Craig); Victim's rings and tattoo.
Date of Discovery: October 9, 2001
Location of Discovery: Franklin, Simpson County, Kentucky
Estimated Date of Death: 2 to 8 weeks prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Homicide
Estimated Age: 25-35 years old
Height: 5'4" to 5'9"
Weight: 90-130 lbs.
Hair Color: Light reddish-brown to reddish-blond hair, 12-14 inches long.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: She had a healed fracture of the upper right arm, near the shoulder and her rib. Outline tattoo of a rose on the left breast. Prior pregnancies; she may have been pregnant at the time of her disappearance. Scar on her face and right wrist.
Dentals: Available. Many missing or severely decayed teeth. Poor/negligent dental health
Fingerprints: Not Available
Clothing: White or tan shirt, blue cotton shorts, and black sandals.
Jewelry: Two rings were found on ground near the body. One was a gold band, similar to a wide wedding band; the other was sterling silver in a guilloche cigar band style, with a painted blue enamel background with flowers and leaves (see images). The silver ring was made by the Vargas Manufacturing Company in Providence, Rhode Island (hallmarked "STERLING" and "V" inside a diamond shape). This ring was most likely made during the 1950s and 1960s, but no later than the 1970s.
Additional Personal Items: None
The victim's partially skeletonized remains were found by a survey crew on the shoulder of the northbound lane near the 12-mile marker in Simpson County, alongside Interstate 65, just north of the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. It was some distance from the travel portion of the roadway on a downward slope.
Agency Name: Simpson County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Amy Burrows-Beckham
Agency Phone Number: 270-586-7118
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: FA-2001-44
Agency Name: Kentucky State Police, Post 3 - Bowling Green
Agency Contact Person: Detective Tim Adams
Agency Phone Number: (270) 782-2010
Agency E-Mail: timothy.adams(at)ky.gov
Agency Case Number: 3-01491
NCIC Case Number: U450002388
NamUs Case Number: 71
Kentucky State Police
Bowling Green Daily News (3/7/11)
Still They Speak
Portland Leader (3/24/11)
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Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 7/26/17
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