Gatlinburg Gal

On December 22, 1974, a tourist was taking a shortcut to their Cove Mountain chalet. They walked through the woods beneath the tramway of what was at that time the Gatlinburg Ski Resort (now Ober Gatlinburg) and made a startling discovery in the brush. The remains of a woman, more skeleton than flesh lay still encased…

Anna Frances Leatherwood

On May 20, 1966, Anna Frances Leatherwood (she went by Frances) had left her abusive husband yet again. She was planning on spending the night with her cousin, that is until her husband, Coy Winston Leatherwood showed up and managed to talk her into coming home. This wasn’t the first time he’d talked her into coming…

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…