The Tent Girl

Decomposing Body Unidentified for 30 years

Crime Types: Murdered, Unsolved,

Tag: Murdered

On May 17, 1968, Wilbur Riddle was scavenging along U.S. Route 25 in Georgetown, Ky. when he discovered a decomposing body wrapped in a green tarp. Police called to the scene found a woman between 16 and 19 years old with reddish-brown hair and a gap in her teeth. Authorities were unable to positively identify her.

Police initiated an investigation and attempted to publicize the woman’s appearance but no one came forward. “Tent Girl” was buried nameless at Georgetown Cemetery.

The body would go unidentified for more than 30 years until a description on a missing persons website helped solve the case.