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

Karen Swift was killed in 2011 in Dyer County

Dyer County: Karen Swift

Aug 10, 2022 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
Wanda June Anderson, Reba Kay Green and Kathy Jones

Davidson County: Did a serial killer stalk Nashville in the '60s?

Aug 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm by Michelle Willard

Starting in 1965, Nashville was terrified by the prospect that a killing rapist was on the loose, targeting girls and women across the city. Over the course of four years,&nb.... Read More
Tennessee's unidentified juvenile victims

Who are Tennessee's unidentified juvenile victims?

Jul 28, 2020 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
Tina Stewart

Rutherford County: Clantina 'Tina' Stewart

Jul 07, 2020 at 12:00 pm by Michelle Willard

Poised for another post-season appearance in 2011, the MTSU women's basketball team thrown into turmoil when one of their own was found dead in her Murfreesboro, Tennessee, ap.... Read More
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