Tonetta Y. Carlisle

“We just keep praying, hoping that something breaks, I don’t want to leave this world knowing that this case is not solved.”  March 15, 1989, was for all intents and purposes like any other school day. As classes were dismissed, 15-year-old Tonetta Yvette Carlisle began walking home from school. She was a freshman at Chattanooga…

Trenny Lynn Gibson

On October 8, 1976, a Knoxville, TN high school loads around 40 of their students onto a school bus.  Their plans for the day were to venture to the Smoky Mountains for some trail hiking but little did anyone know that by 3:00 pm they would be embroiled in a mystery that still haunts many of…

Dennis Martin

It was Father’s Day weekend, 1969, when William Martin, his sons Dennis and Douglas, and his father left their homes in Knoxville, Tennessee and headed to the Great Smoky Mountains for a weekend camping trip. They hiked from Cades Cove to Russell Field, which is around 10 miles, and would normally take a bit over 4…