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TN LA FOLLETTE JANE DOE: WF, 17-30, found off I-75 in La Follette, TN - 19 Oct 1985 *Tina Farmer*

Discussion in 'Identified!' started by Romulus, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. Romulus

    Romulus In the earth of missing person

    910UFTN - Unidentified Female
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    Reconstructions of the victim by NCMEC and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

    Date of Discovery: January 1, 1985
    Location of Discovery: La Follette, Campbell County, Tennessee
    Estimated Date of Death: 72 hours prior
    State of Remains: Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
    Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation

    Physical Description
    Estimated Age: 17-30 years old
    Race: White
    Sex: Female
    Height: 5'1" to 5'4"
    Weight: 110-115 pounds lbs.
    Hair: Red, curly, shoulder-length
    Eye Color: Green
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Freckles across her body. Both ears pierced twice. Several scars - a healed burn scar the size of a silver dollar was seen on the inside of her left arm; marks on both arms; scars on both knees; faint 2-inch long scar on her forehead; and a scar on her right hand. Possibly underwent plastic surgery in the past. She was 10-12 weeks pregnant and there was evidence she had recently given birth to another child.

    Dentals: Available. Wore a removable partial dental plate for two upper central teeth that had likely been in place for at least 9 months before her death. She had all her wisdom teeth. No fillings.
    Fingerprints: Available.
    DNA: Available.

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Tan or beige velour top and new men's Levi blue jeans. No shoes were located.
    Jewelry: None.
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Circumstances of Discovery
    The victim's body was found down an embankment off the shoulder of the southbound lane of I-75 in La Follette, about 12 miles from the Kentucky border. She had been bound and strangled.

    It is suspected she is a victim of the so-called "Redhead Murders," which occurred between 1978 and 1992 where the perpretrator sought red-haired victims that spanned across the country, taking place primarily in the Southeastern states.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    Agency Name: Forensic Anthropology Center, University of Tennessee
    Agency Contact Person: Lee Jantz
    Agency Phone Number: 865-974-4408
    Agency E-Mail: ljantz(at)utk.edu
    Agency Case Number: UT01-85D

    Agency Name: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
    Agency Contact Person: N/A
    Agency Phone Number: 1-800-TBI-FIND
    Agency E-Mail: N/A
    Agency Case Number: Unknown

    NCIC Case Number: U144869160
    NamUs Case Number: 1579
    NCMEC Case Number: 1184609
    Former Hot Case Number: 1189

    Information Source(s)
    FBI ViCap
    Daily News Archive (Jan 3, 1985)
  2. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

  3. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member


    'Redhead Murder' victim in Campbell County identified after 33 years

    A Campbell County homicide victim - whose death has long been associated with the so-called Redhead Murders - has been identified as an Indiana woman more than 33 years after her body was discovered off Interstate 75.

    Tina Marie McKenney Farmer, who was reportedly missing from Indiana, has been positively identified through fingerprinting, according to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation news release Thursday.

    Last month, TBI agents learned that Farmer's disappearance was featured on a blog publicizing missing persons, and determined that her description matched that of a homicide victim whose body had remained unidentified since it was found Jan. 1, 1985 near Jellico. Tenn.

    A comparison of Farmer's fingerprints with the postmortem prints of the Jane Doe victim revealed a match. An autopsy previously determined she was the victim of a homicide, and likely had been killed several days before her body was discovered. The cause of death has not been specified.

    The autopsy also revealed she was two to five months pregnant. According Farmer's date of birth, she was 21.

    The case was among a series of at least 11 unsolved homicides involving young women with red or reddish hair and slight builds, whose bodies were found close to major highways in Tennessee and several other states between 1978 and 1992.

    In May, a group of students in a sociology class at Elizabethon High School in Carter County, Tenn. developed a detailed character profile of a single suspect they believe may have been responsible for at least six of the murders, including Farmer's death.

    The students deemed their suspect, "The Bible Belt Strangler." Authorities have not said whether Farmer's homicide may have any connection to other cases.

    The TBI is asking anyone with information on Farmer - specifically any knowledge about who she may have been with before her death - to call 1-800-TBI-FIND.
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  4. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

    Tina Farmer.
  5. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

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  6. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I never would have put the two together via the recon.
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  7. Mel70

    Mel70 Well-Known Member

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  8. TmmEye

    TmmEye New Member

    Let’s make this more active!
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  9. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I'm in! :welcome:
  10. Mel70

    Mel70 Well-Known Member

    Well I was the One Who took the "Chain" off the Door. o_O Your Name wouldn't be a "South Park" reference would it ?.
  11. TmmEye

    TmmEye New Member

    We all know that there are 5 DEFINITE Redhead Victims
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  12. TmmEye

    TmmEye New Member

    I am going to set up a spreadsheet of serial killers in America to see if I can find similar killers.
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