The body of a woman was found floating in Boone Lake, on February 9, 1975. A fisherman found her at the mouth of Muddy Creek, near the Tri-City boat dock, at around 10:45 am.
Cassard was a notable community in 1938, around 10 miles west of Kingsport, Tennessee. This Scott County region had a number of unique features, including the Pennsylvania Glass plant and a Swedish mission. It was shaken to its foundation on August 3, when the body of 14-year-old Willie Mae Gentry was found.
Scott County’s only double-execution happened on February 6, 1885. The hanging occurred in Estillville, later known as Gate City, Virginia.
The Baker trial of 1891 held the region spellbound with shameless love, infidelity, and ultimately murder. The prosecution’s star witness was the mistress herself, and she wove a fantastic web in the courtroom.
One of the most famous swindling Romeos was captured near Gate City, Virginia. Ironically, at the same time of the “Lonely Hearts” serial killers, notorious “Lonely Heart” Ernest I.
Everyone seems to have a complaint with the justice system today. The fact remains that most of us take our due process for granted.
Notorious Soviet spy Harry Gold was captured in 1950. For most of America, it just meant another enemy agent was no longer working against the nation.
The night of January 7, 1938, didn’t start with any distinction; however, the events that would happen that night forever changed Carter County, Tennessee. Three little girls would be dead, and the nation would be left asking, “why?
William Bales visited brother-in-law Burney Bayless on October 4, 1908. He didn’t say a word as he entered the house in Johnson City, Tennessee.