10-19-2006, 06:42 PM #1
TN - Christy Carroll, 18, Hohenwald, 6 February 1995
This happened in the town that I grew up in. This has bothered me for many years. I personally know her mother and her Grandmother has been keeping up this site since the death of Christy, hoping that someone will help her find justice for her Granddaughter. The local cops and everyone else just blew it off as accidental death, but take a look at the pictures and read the story. The boys involved in this have escaped scot free. It breaks my heart for this family that nothing was ever done. Does anyone have any ideas, what is everyone's thoughts on this? There are so many smart sleuthers on here that I thought I would get your thoughts and suggestions to see if there is anything that we can do.
I hope I have posted this in the right forum, if not I apologize in advance.
10-19-2006, 07:21 PM #2Registered User
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Wow. Thanks for posting this story, Tranaice. What a beautiful young lady and what a horribly sad story. I hope her family is able to find justice as this is just way to long to wait. From reading through her site and looking at the photos of Christy and Tim, it definitely sounds like there was some sort of political corruption.Someone, Somewhere, Knows Something...Help Bring The Missing Home
10-19-2006, 07:51 PM #3
Yes, unfortunately, there is. It happens every day and it's just so sad. Christy was a beautiful girl and she had a beautiful 2 year old little girl that looks just like her. I really wish there was something we could do to bring this in the spotlight and get somebody working on this because the locals aren't going to do it. The same ones keep getting elected over and over, although a bunch of us have tried to change it. Thank you so much for reading this and for caring.
10-19-2006, 07:56 PM #4
I am reading it all now. We need to get the grandmother to come to WB's and become a member and talk with us. There are many here who could offer advice to her and maybe we can help.
10-19-2006, 08:02 PM #5Originally Posted by michelle
10-19-2006, 08:35 PM #6
How pittiful and disgusting that this LE officer said investigating her death was unimportant to him because she was just a whore! Utterly unbelievable.''
I wonder if they saved any evidence? We know a rape kit was not taken, so if the investigation was opened up again she would have to be disintured to discover that. After 11 years would there still be semen up inside of her? I thinik she is just bones now. But going thru the evidence very carefully, they might find something - even something teeny, to link her forensicly to these two kids, now grown men, of course.
It will take some $$$'s, and so what pops into my mind is what is the nearest big city that would have a Cold Case squad? Are there cold Case squads for cases like this that were improperly investigated, like the Innocence Project is to DNA? Those two things would be a start.
If not can an appeal be made to the Governor of Tenn to command the investigation opend again by his proclimation?
I wish someone in her family had money, because 2 weeks away from the elections would be a perfect time to show this to the public. I mean the paper in the nearest big city. Impossible now, I know, but it would work anytime, really, and maybe attract the eye of a free Private Investigator, for example, with accredited forensic connections.
What I would do is hire an attorney on contingency and sue the police department and what other agencies are over it up to and including the Attorney General. That would raise some ire and results, I would think.
There are many posters here who are much more knowledgable and smarter than I, and I hope they put in their
10-19-2006, 08:36 PM #7Originally Posted by scandi
10-19-2006, 08:38 PM #8
Nashville is the closest big city, but those are some great ideas Scandi. I'm not very good at this kind of stuff but I read these boards all the time and I am amazed at how good the sleuthers are on here, so that is why I brought this to the attention of this board. Thank you so much for your ideas.
10-19-2006, 09:04 PM #9
I'm happy to put my mind on it Tranaice, and Googling Cold Cases in Tenessee, I happened on this on out of Greenville, a 16 year old murder being worked on by a Sold Case squad that has retired personnel for varios forensic needs. So it happens, but someone has to contact these people to get something rolling. I think these two towns are up in the NW corner of Tenn and the SW corner of Misourii where they touch. I have no idea yet where Nashville is:[
10-19-2006, 09:11 PM #10
OK I found this site, and a post here talks about a Cold Case squad in Nashville:
" . . .I found this site..As you can see the NASHVILLE PD HAS A COLD CASE SQUAD...maybe it's about time there was one here too..that could handle cases from both KPD and the Sheriff's department..cases they have been unable to solve........
10-19-2006, 09:58 PM #11
Thank ya'll so much, all of your ideas so far are wonderful. I pray we can get something going and get some justice for Christy. I do hope her Grandmother will join us here so that she can see all of the great suggestions and all of the wonderful people that post on here.
10-19-2006, 10:00 PM #12Originally Posted by michelle
10-19-2006, 10:01 PM #13
I cant get over how he called her a whore and had totally disregarded christy, thats her name, Christy! Not Whore. Ewwww, I just want to smack someone for that comment!
10-19-2006, 10:22 PM #14Former Member
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I am outraged by the run around this family is getting. I think this is very common. I found this same thing while reading about Renee Fox from CA. It seems this police department is part of the "good ole boys club".
**I have PM'd d.o.a. cop, who is a forensic pathologist (I think that is the right title) who reads here sometimes. I asked him if there would be anything to analize in regards to a rape. I'm not sure how often he is here, or if he will answer me, but maybe we will hear back from him.
10-19-2006, 11:24 PM #15Registered User
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In regard to post #6, there should be semen still present if any was there to begin with. Reputed Boston Strangler victim Mary Sullivan was raped and murdered in 1964 and was disinterred a few years ago. Semen was still present, enough to show that Albert DeSalvo was NOT her rapist or killer.