Tennessee

Young girl abducted, found dead after countless ransom notes sent to parents from across the country

September 19, 1934 Nashville, Tennessee 5-year-old Dorothy Ann Distlehurst is abducted Dorothy was last seen leaving her kindergarten to walk the three blocks home on the afternoon of September 19. When she failed to arrive home at her normal time, her mother called police. Dorothy’s abduction occurred as the Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial was still… Continue reading Young girl abducted, found dead after countless ransom notes sent to parents from across the country

Tennessee

Man allegedly in love with a 12-year-old murders her mother and teenager sister before abducting her and her younger sister

April 27, 2012 Whiteville, Tennessee Adam Mayes (35, left) kills Jo Ann Bain (31) and Adrienne Bain (14, middle) before kidnapping Alexandria Bain (12, right) and Kyliyah Bain (8), allegedly because he was in love with Alexandria Mayes had been friends with the Bains for years; Gary Bain's had previously been married to Mayes' eldest… Continue reading Man allegedly in love with a 12-year-old murders her mother and teenager sister before abducting her and her younger sister

Massacres/Mass Murder · Newspaper clippings · Tennessee

The Lillelid family murders

April 6, 1997 Greene County, Tennessee 6 young people, between the ages of 14 and 20, murder 3 members the Lillelid family leaving the 2-year-old son without an eye The motive behind the attacks as well as the person who shouldered the majority of the blame are up for debate. One of the women accused… Continue reading The Lillelid family murders

Political · Tennessee

The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr

April 4, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel The Reverend Doctor King's killer, James Earl Ray, shot the Civil Right's leader in his right cheek. The bullet then struck King's jaw, traveled down his spinal column, and came to rest lodged in his shoulder.… Continue reading The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr