Police Hope Flyer Will Help Gather New Information

By: Allison Hunt
By: Allison Hunt

Knoxville (WVLT) - "Hoping somebody maybe recognize them, or that maybe they will jog their memory or maybe they've not come forward yet," says Sgt. Tim Snoderly with the Knoxville Police Department.

Police hope a flyer helps them get more details about where Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom were attacked on January 6th.

The flyer has a picture of the couple and describes a 2005 silver-gray Toyota 4-Runner, the vehicle Christian and Newsom were last seen in or near.

It also describes a silver or white Pontiac Sunbird which may have been used in connection with the crime.

They're targeting the area, hoping to jar someone's memory, or find residents who may have noticed something out of the ordinary. Even if they weren't sure at the time, what it was.

"We're trying to back up the facts that we already have and we're just trying to get more information together to help us with the case," says Sgt. Snoderly.

Officers passed out the flyers at Washington Ridge Aparments. A location where Christian and Newsom may have been that night. The apartment manager says they're working closely with police and say in a statement:

"While it is our understanding this was the last place the victims were seen, the police have not provided us with any information as to any criminal activity in this community...In the effort to take precautions, management has procured other courtesy officers to monitor the community."

"I am not afraid to live here," says Kaye Davis. She and her husband Bob have lived on Washington Pike for 15 years. Bob says it's a quiet area.

"It's a pretty well policed area and there are not a lot of folks that we would consider people who would do that sort of thing from this community."

Police hope any new information will help move the investigation forward.

"We're trying to make sure our timeline is correct and trying to better establish our timeline," says Sgt. Snoderly.

You can look at the flyer by clicking on the following link.

If you have any information, call the Knoxville Police Department at 215-7315.


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