Murder Investigators Turn To Public To Solve Cold Case

Murder investigators are turning to the public to help solve a case that has gone cold after nearly 40 years, according to Fox News. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation first found the body of Michelle Lavone Inman, a 23-year-old female, in 1985. 

Her body was found five months after she had died, leaving investigators with issues trying to find her identity. The skeletal remains of the white female were reportedly discovered by a creek in Cheatham County by a motorist having car trouble.

Although her death had been listed as a homicide at the time, the cause of death was still unknown. However, the bureau recently sent a DNA sample to a private Texas-based lab, Othram Inc., for testing. Investigators then found Inman’s sister in Virginia. She said that she had last seen her sister over 40 years ago. 

Anyone that may have information about finding the killer is encouraged to call the bureau at 1-800-TBI-FIND or email [email protected]

The discovery comes as authorities are trying to solve additional murders in Gilgo Beach. As bodies are discovered around the New York area, there may be two serial killers in question, according to Fox News. Rex Heuermann was recently arrested in connection with the murders of three women in the adult industry. Between 2009 and 2010, the bodies of Melissa Barthelemy, Megan Waterman, and Amber Costello were found along the South Shore in Long Island. 

But six other murders are causing people to ask whether there is another murderer responsible. Dismembered body parts along the South Shore discovered in 2011 are being tied back to a Manorville resident and carpenter named John Bittrolff. What has made the case more questionable, is that Bittrolff has appeared in Heuermann’s internet searches. Both suspects’ victims are women in the adult industry.