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Rutherford County

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
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
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
Unsolved murder of Stanley Smith

Rutherford County: Stanley Smith

Jul 15, 2019 at 03:22 pm by Michelle Willard

Two Murfreesboro hikers were walking along Van Cleve Lane in Murfreesboro when they made a grisly discovery on Friday afternoon, March 25, 1977. The hikers had just passed an.... Read More
Rutherford County: China Videon

Rutherford County: China Videon

May 26, 2019 at 02:00 pm by Michelle Willard

When Suzanne Videon got to her Christiana, Tennessee, home around 7:50 p.m. Oct. 19, 1999, oddly, her daughter's car wasn't waiting for her in the driveway. "I knew something.... Read More
Analyce Guerra

Rutherford County: Analyce Guerra

Apr 01, 2019 at 02:00 pm by Michelle Willard

The last time Analyce Guerra's mother saw her, the 28-month-old was asleep in front of the TV in her family's apartment on Nissan Drive in Smyrna. It was 11:30 p.m. Sunday, A.... Read More
Christi and Bobby Baskin

Rutherford County: Christi and Bobby Baskin

Feb 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm by Michelle Willard

Satanic Panic came to Murfreesboro in 1989. Marvin and Sandra Maple accused their daughter Debbie Baskin of worshiping the Devil and offering her two oldest children &nd.... Read More
Russell C. Jones

Rutherford County: Russell C. Jones

Jan 21, 2019 at 01:00 pm by Michelle Willard

One of Murfreesboro's most infamous and strange murders happened in 1984. Full of bizarre plots and involving one of the city's most prominent families, the disappearanc.... Read More
Deborah Bess

Rutherford County: Deborah Bess

Dec 03, 2018 at 10:02 am by Michelle Willard

On the evening of Aug. 19, 1986, Rutherford County deputies arrived at the home of Deborah Sherfield Bess to find her laying in a pool of blood with a gun in her hand. On the.... Read More
Cedrick Herbert

Rutherford County: Cedrick Herbert

Aug 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm by Michelle Willard

Cedrick Herbert was found shot dead June 15, 2009, in a Murfreesboro apartment for an unknown reason by an unknown assailant. Murfreesboro police continue to search for.... Read More