WORK OF TBI DNA COLD CASE INITIATIVE LEADS TO IDENTITY OF MURDER VICTIM FROM 40+ YEARS AGO
August 24, 2023
CHEATHAM COUNTY– A juvenile whose skeletal remains were found in the early 1980s in Cheatham County has been identified, and special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are asking for the public’s help to determine who killed her.
On October 21, 1981, skeletal remains were discovered at what was then the county’s old landfill, on Highway 249 in Ashland City. TBI agents began working alongside the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office in investigating the death. Forensic anthropologists at the University of Tennessee determined that the skeletal remains were those of a youn...