Francis D. Crownover

On November 26, 1987, 34-year-old Francis “Sandy” Crownover and her friend, Joseph Duenas went to bed at around 11:00 pm. Francis was living with Joseph at his residence on 6421 Pythian Drive, in Harrison, TN. When Joseph awoke the next morning, Sandy was gone but she’d left him a note stating that she would call later….

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…

Mountain City John Doe

On December 2, 1977, the nearly skeletal body of a male that was approximately 51-60 years old was located near a stream in Mountain City, Tennessee on the property that was once known as Shady Mountain Orchard. He was balding, with greying brown hair that was cut in a short, bowl-type style and was wearing…

Thelma Pauline Melton

On September 25, 1981, 58-year-old Thelma Pauline Melton (Polly) headed to the Deep Creek Trail in the Smoky Mountains with her husband Bob and two friends. She loved the mountains and spent as much time as she could in the Smokies. She loved hiking the Deep Creek Trail and had been hiking it for nearly…

Elvin C. Hodge

At around 8:00 AM on May 24, 1990, Elvin C. Hodge, a well known Chattanooga, TN, church pianist left his home on Central Avenue and headed toward Rossville Boulevard to pay some bills. He didn’t drive and due to an arthritic left leg he had to use a cane to get around, so more often…