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An Unsolved Murder in Knoxville - It was Saturday, March 31, 1951 when a call came into Knox County Sheriff Clarence Walter "Buddy" Jones. A neighbor of Fred and Mary Hankins called to say that Mary was lying in a pool of blood and needed help. The Hankins' lived in Fountain City, just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Horror of Christian/Newsom killings in focus: What happened on Chipman Street - In one of Knoxville's most horrific crimes, Channon Christian, 21, and boyfriend Christopher Newsom, 23, were carjacked, kidnapped, raped and slain in January 2007. Five suspects were identified. One was tried federally as an accessory. Four others were tried in Knox County Criminal Court.

Most Haunted Town in Tennessee: Knoxville - haunted places in Knoxville.

The Murder of John Hunt Morgan - In the course of the War Between the States in Tennessee, probably no single event had a bigger effect on morale in the state or the Confederacy, as did the death of General John Hunt Morgan in Greeneville, Tennessee.

Slaying in Sequoyah Hills: Who Killed Rose Busch? - Brutal killing of jeweler's wife remains mystery after 40 years.

Unsolved Murders in Knoxville - 1960's to current day

Zoo Man Huskey - Multiple Personalities: Crime and Defense - Thomas Dee Huskey is undeniably, irrefutably a serial killer. Known as the “Zoo Man” because of his job at Knoxville Zoo, Thomas Dee Huskey murdered at least 4 women in Tennessee. He admitted it! He not only admitted it but he kept souvenirs! Amazingly, astoundingly, disgustingly he hasn’t been and never will be found guilty of those murders.

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