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Unsolved Murders

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
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
Leslie Townsend Jr. of Chattanooga

Hamilton County: Leslie Townsend Jr.

Dec 09, 2019 at 07:44 pm by Michelle Willard

On Oct. 8, 2012, Leslie Townsend Jr. sat in a car in the driveway of his mother's home in Chattanooga. It was the same home at which his uncle had been killed. A death that w.... Read More
Karen Swift was killed in 2011 in Dyer County

Dyer County: Karen Swift

Nov 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm by Michelle Willard

Kudzu vines have reclaimed the spot where Karen Swift's body was found in Dyer County, which is marked by a makeshift memorial placed by her friends. The mother of four went.... Read More
The Bell Witch was rumored to return in 1937.

Robertson County: John Bell Sr. and The Bell Witch

Oct 31, 2019 at 11:24 am by Michelle Willard

Tennessee has long been a mysterious land, fulled with legends of ghosts and goblins dating back to close to its founding.  One of the most prominent legends is that of.... Read More
Sara McPherson was shot to death Oct. 31, 2012

Wilson County: Sara McPherson

Oct 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm by Michelle Willard

Halloween was a special day her Sara McPherson. The Mt. Juliet mother married her husband on Oct. 31, 2001, after the pair met in Idaho. The couple were separated but go.... Read More