On October 9, 2001, a survey crew discovered unidentified remains near the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 in Simpson County, Kentucky. The victim was located down a steep embankment in a grove of trees around north mile marker 12, which is 12 miles north of the Tennessee and Kentucky state lines. The victim was wearing two rings; a gold band similar to a wedding ring, and a silver ring with a blue-painted enamel background with flowers and leaves (see image above). Information has was received (from the last person who saw the victim alive) that the victim was a “truck hopper” and was seen in Nashville, Tennessee, requesting passage to either Virginia or North Carolina.
The victim had decayed teeth, possible chronic back problems, and healed fractures to a rib and her upper right arm. She had evidence of prior pregnancies and may have been pregnant at the time of her disappearance. The victim also had a scar on her face and right wrist.
The victim was wearing a white or tan shirt, blue cotton shorts, black sandals, seven (7) earrings in one ear and one earring in the other.