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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)
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
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 14-20 years old
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.
Clothing & Personal Items
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
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.
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.
Joanna J. Hughes - Forensic Artist
WBIR News Archive
Greeneville Sun News Archive (5/16/08)