Jane Doe March 24, 1976

Laurah Norton filed this request with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department of Nashville, TN.


From: Kent Hoover

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

I am seeking any and all available information concerning the Jane Doe as described below:
Date of Discovery: March 24, 1976
Location of Discovery: Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
Estimated Date of Death: 18-20 hours prior

I am co-creator, researcher, and writer of The Fall Line podcast of Exactly Right Media, an investigative project that raises awareness of the cold cases of people who’ve historically been marginalized. We are working with or have worked with a variety of law enforcement agencies, including APD, Dekalb Medical Examiner, and the GBI, to bring attention to cold cases.

Our goal is to make our audience (5 million and counting) aware of these cases and to boost public interest in cold cases, with the hopes of providing law enforcement with new tips and/or information in cases. We do ask that, at the least, we are provided with an incident report. The more information we can gain, the more time we can devote to this case.

If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please inform me so that we may pay promptly. This information is being gathered for media reporting purposes.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.


Kent Hoover

From: Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

Please fill out our request form attached and provide a Tennessee ID along with the form.
Please contact our office if you have any questions.

Central Records Division
811 Anderson LN., 37115

From: Muckrock Staff


Please find the form and ID attached. Thank you for your help with this request!

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From: Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

I have attached a response to your request. If you have any questions, please contact our office.

Central Records Division
811 Anderson LN., 37115