Redheaded Murders, one identified, 11 more cases remain unsolved

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Redheaded Murders Campbell County Tennessee

September 6, 2018 – A Jane Doe that was found over 30 years ago has been identified as Tina Marie McKenney Farmer, 21.  The body was found wrapped in a blanket along I-75 in Campbell County Tennessee.  The female had seen strangled to death about 3-5 days before she was found.  The identification came after TBI agents saw Farmer listed on website and realized she matched the description of the unidentified woman.

Along with this case that was referred to as the Redheaded Murders, is another 11 unsolved homicides.  They were all found close to highways in Tennessee and a few other states between 1978 and 1992. They all had red hair.

A group of Northeast Tennessee students in a high school sociology class have been examining the cases.  They believe the deaths were caused by a serial killer they are calling the Bible Belt Strangler.  They also believe the person was likely a truck driver and killed with his bare hands.

In six cases, reports Knox News, the students found that between 1983 and 1985, there were white female victims with red or reddish hair and slight builds, whose bodies were found close to major roadways.

If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

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