TN authorities say 1987 murder victim could be from Louisiana
Authorities say the woman could have looked liked this at the time of her death.
Authorities say the woman might have looked like this as a teenager.
This image is from an autopsy report.
KNOXVILLE, TN (KSLA) -
Tennessee authorities are asking the public to help them with a cold murder case in which a woman who may have spent time in Louisiana was shot to death.
Specifically, the Knox County Sheriff's Office in Knoxville, Tennessee needs the identity of a woman who was shot and killed on June 1, 1987.
Cold Case Unit detectives say the woman, believed to be in her 20s at the time of her death, was picked up by truckers at a truck stop on I-81 in Bulls Gap, Tennessee. She was then taken to a party at a home where she was shot and killed later that night.
The people behind her death went to court, but the victim was never identified.
Deputies describe the victim as white, between 20-25 years old, standing about 5-5 and weighing between 100 and 120 pounds. She had brown hair.
Authorities also say the woman had these marks: the initials "BH" tattooed on her upper left arm, and a scar on her abdomen that could have been from a C-section or a hysterectomy.
She also had several healed fractures that could be consistent with a car accident and she had a metal plate in one of her legs from the injuries.
Authorities say science technology reveals that the woman may have been born in or spent significant time in Louisiana or in any state in the central or southeastern part of the United States, including Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, or Florida.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Amy Dobbs with the Knox County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Unit (865) 215-3705.