Middle Tennessee Mysteries

Shontisha Marie Rutland

Family seeks answers to loved one's death

Dec 06, 2021 at 10:59 am by Lisa Marchesoni

Shontisha Marie Rutland’s family will spend another holiday season without knowing the circumstances of her death in the summer of 2020.     &nb.... Read More

DNA from Rutherford County case identifies man whose remains were found in Florida 40 years ago

Aug 31, 2021 at 04:18 pm by Lisa Marchesoni

Relatives of missing man James Sanders waited 43 years before learning last week their brother’s remains were found in 1981 in Immokalee, Fla., based on DNA samples subm.... Read More

Who is the John Doe found in La Vergne in 1978?

Jul 31, 2020 at 10:26 am by Lisa Marchesoni

Many families still wonder what happened to missing relatives, even if they haven't heard any news for 42 years.  One missing relative could be the man whose body was fo.... Read More
Devin Bond

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office: Remains identified as Devin Bond

Nov 18, 2019 at 03:16 pm by Lisa Marchesoni

Medical examiners identified missing youth Devin Bond from the remains found Wednesday in the Barfield community of Rutherford County, Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said. Bond, 16, d.... Read More
Moses Bess

Convicted murder Moses Bess loses appeal

Dec 03, 2018 at 12:00 pm by Michelle Willard

On the evening of Aug. 19, 1986, Rutherford County deputies arrived at the home of Deborah Sherfield Bess to find her laying in a pool of blood with a gun in her hand. On the.... Read More
Terry Sullivan

Did Terry Sullivan's wife have him killed for life insurance?

Nov 05, 2018 at 11:00 am by Michelle Willard

After the shooting death of Terry Sullivan in 2009, the mystery surrounding it became one of White County's most high-profile investigations and notorious cold cases.... Read More
Gregg Hawkins

Family appeals for information in Gregg Hawkins murder three years ago

Oct 16, 2018 at 07:00 am by Lisa Marchesoni

Gregg Hawkins’ wife, daughters and brother want justice for his murder and appealed Monday for information to solve the case three years ago Tuesday. Hawkins, 53, of Mu.... Read More
Antonio Taylor

Antonio Taylor's family holds out hope for answers in his 1999 disappearance

Oct 08, 2018 at 01:00 pm by Michelle Willard

Antonio Taylor's family speaks of him in the past tense now. After he disappeared, they still used the present tense but it's been nearly 20 years and they've accepted the pro.... Read More
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office

Murder suspect captured by Rutherford County deputies

Sep 14, 2018 at 09:15 am by Lisa Marchesoni

A Maury County man wanted for murder of a 2-year-old child was captured by Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies about 3 p.m. Thursday at Lowe’s in Murfreesboro, sa.... Read More
Cedrick Herbert

Home invader left Cedrick Herbert shot dead

Aug 13, 2018 at 01:21 pm by Michelle Willard

Cedrick Herbert was found shot dead June 15, 2009, in a Murfreesboro apartment for an unknown reason by an unknown assailant. Murfreesboro police continue to search for.... Read More
Nathan Morgan

Was Nathan Morgan caught in crossfire in Murfreesboro?

Aug 06, 2018 at 02:17 pm by Michelle Willard

A year after his cousin was killed, Nathan Morgan was shot while talking with a friend in Murfreesboro. On May 22, 2010, Morgan, who was called Nate or Lil Nay by his friends.... Read More
Marcie Smith

Was Marcie Smith killed by her husband?

Jun 18, 2018 at 08:24 pm by Michelle Willard

Marsilene Smith disappeared in December 2007 from Murfreesboro and police have searched the state since looking for her remains. After she was reported missing, suspicion lan.... Read More