TBI: 1985 Campbell County murder victim identified thanks to blog

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State authorities made a break in an over three-decade-old homicide case thanks to a blog that writes about missing persons cases. Now the TBI is asking for the public’s help to identify the killer.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is seeking any information the public may have on a 1985 Campbell County homicide after recently identifying the victim as Tina Farmer of Indiana.

Agents were made aware of a blog that focused on missing persons cases. One of the individuals listed on the website was Tina Marie McKenney Farmer who was reportedly missing from Indiana.

Ms. Farmer matched the description of the unidentified female found in Campbell County. Farmer’s fingerprints were compared against the postmortem prints of the victim, resulting in a match.  

On January 1, 1985, TBI Special Agents were requested to work with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the homicide of a female whose body was found along I-75. Autopsy results revealed the victim had likely died several days prior to her body being discovered.  Investigators were unable to determine the identity of the victim and she was listed as a Jane Doe.

At this time, TBI Agents and Intelligence Analysts are working with the Indianapolis Metro Police Department to obtain additional information about the victim. The investigation remains active and ongoing. 

If you have information about this homicide, specifically any knowledge about individuals Ms. Farmer may have been with before her death, please call 1-800-TBI-FIND. 

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