Knox County deputies reach out to 'Unsolved Mysteries' to help solve cold case

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Knox County Sheriff's Office is hoping a long running TV show can help solve an almost 30-year-old cold case.

Investigators with the department's cold case unit posted a video on the website for 'Unsolved Mysteries.'

Investigator Amy Dobbs is shown in the video, talking about the case of Jane Doe 1987.

Detectives say she was picked up by a trucker in Bulls Gap and taken to a party in Knoxville. They believe she was shot in the face and killed at that party.

They say Jane Doe is white female, between 20-25 years, about 5'5" 120 lbs. with brown hair.

The victim was wearing an aqua colored Miami Dolphins football jersey and light blue pants. The victim also wore a silver linked bracelet on her right wrist.

If you have any information, please call the Knox County Sheriff's Cold Case Investigations Unit at 215-2243 or e-mail

To see the full 'Unsolved Mysteries' video check out the link to the right.

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