A woman’s bones found in a roadside dump prove she was murdered.
As two teenagers returned from exploring caves in Barren County, Kentucky, they discovered fragments of a human skeleton in a roadside dump. The county coroner called in Dr. Emily Craig, one of the country’s leading experts in forensic anthropology, to examine the remains:
The victim was a white female in her early 40s. Cut marks on one of the bones indicated she might have been stabbed to death. Dr. Craig hoped that the victim’s clothes might match a description in one of the local police department’s missing-persons files:
The victim was 42-year-old Nancy Daddysman. Before she disappeared two years earlier, she had lost custody of her five children in a bitter divorce. Heartbroken, she had come to Kentucky for a fresh start. Nancy had vanished after her car broke own in Bowling Green. According to Barney Jones, Sheriff of Barren County:
The hillside where Nancy’s remains were found was 30 miles from where she was last seen. Police believe that only someone familiar with this part of Kentucky would choose to place her body there. Dr. Craig now hopes an Unsolved Mysteries viewer might help solve the case:
The ten year mystery of Nancy Daddysman’s death received a major break recently when an inmate already serving time in Indiana for another murder confessed he had killed Nancy Daddysman as well. David M. Bell told authorities he was high on methamphetamine when he picked Nancy up in his car, struck her with a pipe, stabbed her and dumped her body. Bell is currently serving a 65 year sentence for his previous murder conviction.