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Case File: 264UFTN

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Reconstructions of the victim (Images 1-3 by NCMEC, images 6-9 by Joanna J. Hughes) (mouse over images 1-3 to enlarge)

Unidentified Female

  • Date of Discovery: April 14, 1985
  • Location of Discovery: Greene County, Tennessee
  • Estimated Date of Death: 3 weeks prior
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
  • Cause of Death: Homicide by blunt force trauma
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 14-20 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5'4" to 5'6"
  • Weight: 130-140 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Light brown or dark blonde with reddish tints, shoulder length and curly or wavy.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Silvery pink nail polish. She had been approximately 6-8 weeks pregnant but had recently lost the pregnancy shortly before death.. No identifiable marks noted.
  • Dentals: Available. She had a slight overbite. Fillings present.
  • Fingerprints: Available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: None.
  • Jewelry: None.
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim was located beside southbound Jearoldstown exit to I-81 in rural Greene County by a 15-year-old fishing near exit 44. The body was found approximately 58 feet off the southbound Exit 44 entrance ramp. She was badly beaten. There was no physical evidence at the scene. An autopsy revealed that she had died from a blow to the head.

    At the time, there were several women found dead along the nation's busy highways. The crimes were dubbed the "redheaded murders." The murders were thought to be the work of a truck driver. It is not confirmed if this case is linked to the redheaded murders.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 800-824-3463
  • Agency Name: Forensic Anthropology Center, University of Knoxville (Tennessee)
  • Agency Contact Person: Lee Jantz
  • Agency Phone Number: 1-865-974-4408

  • Agency Case Number: ME: UT85-8F; TXDPS: U9401001; NCMEC: 1106925
  • NCIC Case Number: U151201885
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #1576
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Joanna J. Hughes - Forensic Artist
  • WBIR News Archive
  • Greeneville Sun News Archive (5/16/08)

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    Added:Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 1/3/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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