published Thursday, October 6th, 2011

UPDATE: TBI asks for help identifying woman found naked and dead behind gas station

The dead woman has a cluster of butterfly tattoos on her right calf that could lead to her identity.
The dead woman has a cluster of butterfly tattoos on her right calf that could lead to her identity.
Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman found naked and dead behind a BP gas station in Cumberland County.

The woman was found Tuesday about 4 p.m., said TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm in a news release. But the woman’s cause of death is still unknown.

The woman has a cluster of butterfly tattoos on her right calf that could lead to her identity, Helm said. Inside the wings of the butterflies appear to be the numbers 2000, 2001 and 2005, she said.

The state medical examiner’s office will perform an autopsy to determine cause of death, Helm said.

If anyone has information about the woman, they are urged to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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dude_abides said...

Do the TBI believe it would be of more help to mention the dates tattooed on her leg than the names that seem to accompany each date? They should do an autopsy on this investigation if this is as hard as they're going to try...unless it's the Times reporter's fault for giving half the information available from the tattoo(s).

October 6, 2011 at 6:56 p.m.
IKnowRight said...

I'm with you on this one dude.

October 6, 2011 at 11:29 p.m.
rolando said...

If the "names" were withheld by the TBI, it could be for a reason.

In any case, the tattoo is certainly distinctive enough for the public to identify the lady by it alone without anything further -- or to provide investigative leads. The more public input, the better.

Hopefully, she wore shorts/skirts often enough that her "body art" could be seen.

October 7, 2011 at 9:19 a.m.
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