Nearly 42 years ago, Metro Nashville police made a “rather disturbing” discovery when they found a pair of glasses left behind inside 29-year-old Veda Lou Powers’ car.

By the time her glasses were found, Powers had already been missing for four days. According to her family, she had “very bad vision” and couldn’t see without her glasses. Her car was also parked several blocks away from her home on 9th Avenue South.

“There really wasn’t any particular reason for her car to be parked down there, or at least parked where it was at. It was unusual. It was almost like somebody parked it there to hopefully kind of conceal it,” Metro Nashville Cold Case Detective Matthew Filter said in an interview last year.
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