Middle Tennessee Mysteries is dedicated to shining a light on cold cases, unsolved murders and missing people in Tennessee.

A photo of Joshua Lee Walden

Hamilton County: Joshua Lee Walden

Mar 02, 2020 at 04:54 pm by Michelle Willard

On Dec. 10, 2000, Joshua Lee Walden's brother was playing with friends in the woods on Missionary Ridge near his family's Chattanooga home when they made a grim discovery. Jo.... Read More
Lydia Naomi Gutierrez was killed in 2010 in Sumner County, Tennessee

Sumner County: Lydia Naomi Gutierrez

Feb 24, 2020 at 03:00 pm by Michelle Willard

When Lydia's son returned from school Aug. 12, 2010, he found mother dead and his young siblings alone with the body. He gathered his brothers, ages 1 and 2, and ran to his n.... Read More
Melissa Atkin was murdered in Rutherford County.

Rutherford County: Melissa Atkin

Feb 17, 2020 at 04:00 pm by Michelle Willard

After Melissa Atkin was killed, her young son Lucas was left without a parent. His grandparents, Melissa's parents, stepped up and took him in.  Melissa's murder was sol.... Read More
Mary Alice Cox vanished from Clarksville

Montgomery County: Mary Alice Cox

Feb 10, 2020 at 07:52 pm by Michelle Willard

Mary Alice Cox had disappeared before. Every other time she had been found and brought back home.Mary Alice had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder But in March 2004 she l.... Read More
Samantha Dial Hankins & Robert W. Williams were found dead in a burned car in Dyer County.

Dyer County: Samantha Dial Hankins & Robert W. Williams

Feb 04, 2020 at 02:30 pm by Michelle Willard

On Groundhog Day 2019, a trip ended in tragedy with the murders of Robert Williams of Hartford, Kentucky, and Samantha Dial/Hankins of Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Their cause.... Read More
Davidson County's Ryan Trent was killed in a likely road rage incident in 2016.

Davidson County: Ryan Trent

Jan 27, 2020 at 04:30 pm by Michelle Willard

When Metro Nashville Police officers responded to a call by a wreck in the early morning hours of Sept. 28, 2016, they found a white Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck crashed i.... Read More
Gordon Kent was killed in Rutherford County in 1996.

Rutherford County: Gordon Kent

Jan 20, 2020 at 06:48 pm by Michelle Willard

Just a few days before his death, Gordon Kent buried his 97-year-old mother. Minnie Kent of Nashville had died of pneumonia in February 1996, and her son stood to inherit a.... Read More
Daisy Taylor from Shelby County

Shelby County: Daisy Taylor

Jan 13, 2020 at 03:00 pm by Michelle Willard

It was Nov. 2, 2012, when Trinetta Dodson last talked to her mother Daisy Taylor. The women talked over the phone as Daisy likely sat at her kitchen table in Raleigh, Tenness.... Read More
Shannon Riley Arif disappeared in 1998 from Montgomery County.

Montgomery County: Shannon Riley Arif

Jan 06, 2020 at 03:00 pm by Michelle Willard

Shannon Riley Arif's son was only 15 months old when she disappeared in 1998 from Clarksville. According to family friends, he was told she abandoned him, but they don't be.... Read More
Eric Baxter was murdered in Dickson County

Dickson County: Eric Baxter

Dec 30, 2019 at 07:36 pm by Michelle Willard

Despite a $50,000 reward and national exposure, it took 17 years for the arrest of the men responsible for the execution-style murder of Dickson's Eric Baxter. Then Dickson.... Read More