Project Update 8/1

The past month has been wild. I’ve already discovered more than I thought I would, but there’s so much more I want to know! I’d honestly been disheartened after the walls I hit last week, but this morning I received a text from a friend at a local news station. I’d asked her about the archives available, wondering if Carolyn’s disappearance had been mentioned, if the discovery of her remains had been covered, or if their identification had received any screen time. Unfortunately, they didn’t start archiving until the 70s. But, she had some other important information that’s given me some next steps.

First, I’ll request the records from the county coroner’s office. All the records are in Frankfort – after the LPD merger everything was moved there.

Next, I’ll reach out to Waverly Hills and see if they’ve every heard of this story.

I’m also planning to retrace some of Carolyn’s steps. There’s a photo of her on Ancestry and I know exactly where it was taken…

What else is next? Well, as this story seems to need some time to marinade, I’m going to start working on the Tingle murders (intro post to come next week!). I’m also going to start looking for a picture I need to identify someone for a future story within a story. Is that vague enough for you?

But now, a girl’s trip to Gatlinburg!

Mad thanks to Ali for helping out on this and reaching out to her colleagues!

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