Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-09-19 07:00:00 –
As another cold case became more mysterious, one cold case resolved.
The rare DNA match confirmed last month remains found in Florida over 40 years ago. The ruins belonged to James Saunders, Tennessee. The last man seen by relatives in 1978.
But for years, there was question as to whether Sanders’ body belonged to John Doe, who was found burning in 1978 at a campsite in central Tennessee in Laberg.
“”[After a] I received a call in a 2014 press release. In our case, John Doe is probably his brother, “said Richard Brinkley, a detective at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office investigating the case.
DNA tests showed that John Doe’s body did not belong to Sanders. Something unbelievable for both family and detectives until recently.
“A few years later, Florida was working on John Doe’s murder, submitting several test items to get DNA results, and those results identify James Saunders. I did, “said Brinkley.
Begging the question: Who was the man who was brutally murdered in La Berg?
“John Doe in our case was found at the Pool Knobs Campground in August 1978. He was the victim of the murder. He was shot, fired and left,” Brinkley said.
Forty-three years later, the detective is making yet another attempt to identify him.
“We are working with a company called Osram, Texas, which is working on some DNA for us,” Brinkley said. “They can extract DNA and profile it, and are currently working to find potential families.”
Detective Brinkley has new hopes of gaining John Doe’s justice and reuniting him with his loved ones, how far DNA technology has progressed with other recently resolved cold cases.
“The murder has no statute of limitations, it has a statute of limitations until everything is exhausted, and this has not been resolved, but we will continue to move forward,” he said.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office emphasized that it was looking for someone who might be involved with this John Doe. Those who may have missing relatives around that time will be asked to contact Brinkley at rbrinkley @ rcsotn.org or 615-904-3045.
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