Middle Tennessee Mysteries

Middle Tennessee Mysteries is a True Crime website that is dedicated to shining a light on the notorious cold cases, unsolved murders and missing people in Tennessee.

Willie M. Jakes from Rutherford County

Rutherford County: Willie M. Jakes

Oct 14, 2019 at 03:00 pm by Michelle Willard

Just four days before Christmas 1982, a rural Rutherford County home was the scene of a brutal murder. Willie M. Jakes, 74, was found bludgeoned to death after phone calls to.... Read More
Bethany Markowski

Madison County: Bethany Markowski

Oct 07, 2019 at 11:30 am by Michelle Willard

Lori Jackson was supposed to pick up her niece Bethany Markowski at 5 p.m. March 4, 2001, from her weekend visitation with her father. But as the minutes ticked by and Larry.... Read More
Audrey Lee Cook of Memphis, Tennessee

Shelby County: Audrey Lee Cook

Sep 25, 2019 at 10:17 am by Michelle Willard

A desolate oil field in rural Texas became known as "The Killing Fields" after the bodies of four women were from 1983 to 1991. The women, seemingly unconnected came from bac.... Read More
Pamela J. Ray

Panama City, Florida: Pamela J. Ray

Sep 09, 2019 at 03:04 pm by Michelle Willard

When Pamela J. Ray vanished from her Florida vacation in August 1992, police thought they had caught a break early. The mother of two was last seen around 5:30 a.m..... Read More
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Tennessee's unidentified juvenile victims

Who are Tennessee's unidentified juvenile victims?

Aug 26, 2019 at 01:33 pm by Michelle Willard

Tennessee has more than 500 reported missing persons, according to NamUs. Tennessee became one of just three states in the U.S. in May 2017 to require law enforcement to ente.... Read More
Karen Beard disappeared from Roane County

Roane County: Karen Beard

Aug 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm by Michelle Willard

Karen Beard had a checked past. She had used drugs and lost custody of her daughters. But her family said she had cleaned up and was on a new path. She was seven and a half m.... Read More
Williamson County: Trevor Armstrong

Williamson County: Trevor Armstrong

Aug 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm by Michelle Willard

Trevor Armstrong was in junior high when he became disabled and had to rely on a wheelchair to get around, but he didn't let that dampen his spirit. "He wouldn't have hurt.... Read More
Private Investigator Sheila Wysocki

Behind the Mystery: An interview with Private Investigator Sheila Wysocki

Aug 05, 2019 at 11:56 am by Michelle Willard

The hardest part about being a private investigator boils down to one word: Fear. "Fear of who is the good guy," Nashville-based Sheila Wysocki explained. "We are all brought.... Read More
Joe Clyde Daniels

Dickson County: Joe Clyde Daniels

Jul 29, 2019 at 01:00 pm by Michelle Willard

In the early morning hours of April 4, 2018, Joseph Ray Daniels told police his 5-year-old autistic son Joseph Clyde Daniels laughed about urinating on the floor. Daniels, who.... Read More
Janet March

Davidson County: Janet March

Jul 22, 2019 at 10:27 pm by Michelle Willard

Not since Marcia Trimble has a case captured the imagination of Middle Tennessee like the disappearance of Janet March. The 33-year-old artist and mother of two from an afflu.... Read More