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  1. #1
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    Sep 2010

    TN - Julie Lovett, 29, Johnson County, 23 March 2001

    I've been hearing recent news about this woman and thought I'd share that they may be close to finding her remains.



    MOUNTAIN CITY — A 10-year missing person case may soon be solved if the statements given by a man who is already serving a life sentence in Virginia are proved to be true.

    Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece said the statements given by Frederick “Freddie” Hammer contain details that connect with the facts of the missing person case of Julie Ann Lovett, who was 29 years old when she was last seen at a Johnson County tavern on March 21, 2001.

    “I think the guy is credible,” Reece said Friday.

    Reece said his investigators have not yet talked with Hammer. “We are getting our information from the sheriff in Grayson County, Va.”

    According to that information, Hammer said Lovett called him from the tavern and asked him to pick her up there.

    Reece said it is known that Lovett had a relationship with Hammer’s son.

    The sheriff said the information he has received is that Hammer claimed he took her to neighboring Ashe County, N.C., where he disposed of Lovett’s body.

    Reece said it appears the crime was committed in Ashe County. He said Ashe County will lead the search for Lovett’s body and the plans are to use cadaver dogs.

    Reece is hopeful the case, which is the oldest missing person case in the department’s files, will soon be solved and help bring closure to Lovett’s family.

    Hammer is serving a life sentence at Wallens Ridge State Prison in Virginia following his conviction in the Grayson County murders of tree farmers Ron Hudler, his son Frederick Hudler and employee John Miller.

    According to reports by WSLS television in Roanoke, Hammer has also admitted to killing Jimmy Blevins in Ashe County in 2007.

    Reece said Hammer has claimed he killed 17 people, beginning at the age of 16.

    Read more: http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/News...#ixzz1jdXVZyyO

  2. #2
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    Sep 2014




    This case remains unsolved. Frederick Phillip Hammer is serving multiple life sentences in Virginia. He confessed to killing Julie Lovett. Her remains have not been discovered and he has not been proven as the murder. Any clues or thoughts?

  3. #3
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    Aug 2014
    East Tennessee
    As many deals as DA's make these days, you think they could offer him an extra privilege or something, move to a prison closer to family, something, after he directs them to and they find her remains. Prayers for the family.
    "If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."
    - John Irving in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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