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    October 9, 2001
    Simpson County, Kentucky

    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.

    Outline tattoo of a rose with a stem on left breast

    Age: Approximately 25 to 35 years old at the time of incident Hair: Reddish-brown, 12 to 14 inches long
    Height: Approximately 5’4” to 5’8” tall
    Weight: Approximately 90 to 130 pounds Sex: Female
    Race: White