08-17-2013, 12:32 PM #1
Here is Kathy's photo. she is at Westlawn Cemetery.
I had some other links, but I got logged out. If you google Kathy Jones Nashville, you will find out some more information.
09-24-2013, 07:45 AM #2
Brief article about Kathy being found. At this point, a suspect is in custody. But, that did not result in a conviction because her murder is still unsolved. Article mentions her hands were bound.
09-28-2013, 01:45 PM #3
Finally, a good photo of Kathy. And part of an article.
It's sick they called it a "sex attack".. what the heck is up with that reporters from back in the day?
10-09-2013, 02:07 AM #4
Investigators said the Kathy Jones case seems to be most promising when it came to getting the DNA profile of the killer.
Eight years after the murder police charged a man with Jones' killing, but dropped the charges later. Police said he was still a suspect.
10-13-2013, 07:20 PM #5
Here is a street view of 2806 Grandview Avenue (the empty lot).But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream! -Amos 5:24
10-16-2013, 04:48 AM #6
Daily Temperatures 11/27/1969 to 12/3/1969
11/27 was Thanksgiving
11/29 Kathy went missing
12/1 Kathy died
12/2 Kathy was found
12/3 Kathy is at Ellis Funeral Home
So, checking the highs.. it was warmer than I thought it was...
11/27/69..high temp 50 degrees, low temp 29 degrees, mean temp 39.5 degrees
11/28/69.. high temp 41 degrees, low temp 30 degrees, mean temp 35.5 degrees
11/29/69... high temp 47 degrees, low temp 19 degrees, mean temp 33 degrees
11/30/69... high temp 51 degrees, low temp 22 degrees, mean temp 36.5 degrees
12/1/69... high temp 53 degrees, low temp 34 degrees, mean temp 43.5 degrees
12/2/69... high temp 53 degrees, low temp 23 degrees, mean temp 38 degrees
12/3/69... high temp 54 degrees, low temp 32 degrees, mean temp 43 degrees
10-16-2013, 05:09 AM #7
Anyone have a dad or grandpa who saved his old road maps ?? I see a 1969 Esso map of Nashville on ebay which would show the original streets before they were widened etc
10-16-2013, 01:12 PM #8
At this Facebook page, The Nashville I Wish I Knew, people discussed their memories of the Hippodrome roller skating rink.
One of the folks posting at that link recalled that the refreshment stand at the Hippodrome sold Krispy Kreme donuts.
Could the Rollerdrome also have sold Krispy Kreme donuts at their refreshment stand?
Another thought occurred to me. Were the Hippodrome and the Rollerdrome skating rinks in Nashville owned by the same owners?
Did these roller skating rinks have their own bus or did they share the same bus?
10-16-2013, 02:37 PM #9
10-17-2013, 10:27 AM #10
The Hippodrome closed in 1968, so the bus they would have used would have be defunct in 1969. There is always the possibility that Rollerdrome bus driver had worked for Hippodrome when they were open.
The 1964 Tennessean headline "Hippodrome Triangle Sold" announced the beginning of the end for that use on its part of the 4.5 acres between West End Avenue, Natchez Trace and 28th Avenue South.
The plan was for a 13-story hotel, built as the largest Holiday Inn of its time in the South. The Holiday Inn Select is in business there today at 2613 West End Ave.
Old-timers staged a "last lap" skating party March 26, 1968, before demolition began. A June 13 fire sparked by workers cutting its steel beams hastened the Hippodrome's demise.But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream! -Amos 5:24
10-17-2013, 07:26 PM #11
Thanks for the greetings Bessie.
After reading all the references to the Grandview Ave alley, I checked Google Maps and realized that it's currently still there! In fact, I believe all the alleys in that area are still being used. So....being the curious person I am, I drove down it. It discovered that it still runs the length from Thompson Lane to Newsome St (which is a block past Lutie). Depending on the time of day Kathy was walking, I wonder if she would have taken the alley to avoid the Nolensville Rd traffic? I doubt there was much happening through there on a Saturday. It would have taken her directly to KK.
While looking at the lot where we believe Kathy was found, I wonder if KK has more land in the back (for parking) than it did in ’69. Was the current parking area actually part of the lot? I doubt they had a drive-thru back then. Also doubt the original building was as large. Just something else to ask LE.
http://goo.gl/maps/oTZ2F [I haven't figured out how to post photos of the maps]
I wonder which side of the lot Kathy’s body was found: street side or alley side?
One last thing….Arnie, thank you for the map locations. I just wanted to mention for folks who haven’t been with us since the beginning: The RD was located at 523 Thompson Lane across the street and down a few buildings from KK. I know, December, that you posted a photo of the building that is currently in that location.
OK...one more last thing. December, you were asking the size of Coleman Park. Even thought some of the photos make it look like a couple of football fields, you can stand at the intersection and see the complete layout. So it really isn't that large.
10-18-2013, 05:34 PM #12
10-18-2013, 07:38 PM #13
I have a copy of the November 2009 Nashville Retrospect with the reprint of the Nashville Banner article by Larry Brinton dated December 2, 1969.
Here are the facts from the portion not visible in the ad posted here Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - TN TN - Kathy Jones, 12, murdered while walking to Nashville skating rink, November 1969.
Some facts are new, some we already know, and some vary from other reports. I'm including all of them, paragraph by paragraph.
- The Civil Defense team started searching Sunday night
- Kathy left home headed to the skating rink at 7:45 P.M. on Saturday evening
- "...an investigation disclosed" that she didn't make it to the rink.
- A Metro policeman at the scene declared, "There had to be at least three persons involved in this." (Keep in mind, this is not an official statement. The officer didn't want to be identified, and it reads like an initial gut reaction. He goes on to say he would "probably want to kill" the persons responsible if he could catch them.)
- K's nude body was lying 20' from the alley.
- It couldn't be seen by searchers walking down the alley or the street.
- Her skates and clothing were lying at her feet. (This description differs somewhat from the one reported by the Scene.)
- K's blouse was used as a gag.
- Two strips of cloth torn from the lining of her jacket were used to tie her wrists. (Answers the question about the plaid cloth some speculated might belong to the killer.)
- Spectators were kept away from the scene while LE searched for clues.
- According to an investigator, it "appeared" the sexual attack had taken place at the scene where K's body was found
- Kathy left home by herself intending to walk to the skating rink.
- She had not been there for "some time" because "she didn't want her two little brothers following her."
- K's mom told the Banner that K earned $1.00 by helping her with housework on Saturday.
- LE didn't say if the money was found at the scene.
- After being taken to the funeral home, Metro M.E., Dr. T. E. Simpkins, was expected to perform "a detailed examination and possible autopsy". (This is not the same doctor we talked about earlier who was named in this article, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...6723%2C2584619)
- LE at the scene said it was obvious K had been "criminally assaulted, probably before she was slain".
- Parents were separated; father lived in Clarksville.
- The plan was for K to call her mom when she finished skating, and her mom would pick her up.
- When K didn't call, her mom went to the rink, but it was closed.
- After hearing from Mrs. Jones that K had never run away, had no problems at home, and had told her mom she'd call when she was finished skating, the CD director ordered the unit to search.
Last edited by bessie; 02-04-2015 at 08:44 PM.
10-18-2013, 09:57 PM #14
Sorry, if my link is on the blink -- I can still see the photo, but here the shot is again (XX fingers crossed that it will work). This is identified as Nolensville at Thompson Lane.
And the link is the same blog that Bessie shared, just a different entry and photo. <Incidentally, I really like this blog> http://www.southnashvillelife.com/20...-pictures.html
Last edited by bessie; 02-04-2015 at 08:45 PM. Reason: removed discussionBut let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream! -Amos 5:24
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