Cold Case Explorations

Researching Cold and Unsolved Cases from the US and Beyond

Tennessee Cold or Unsolved Cases

Welcome to the world of unsolved cases in Tennessee, where mysteries abound beyond the beautiful landscapes and cultural richness. From bustling cities to serene countryside, Tennessee’s history is adorned with stories that have yet to find closure. These unsolved cases, ranging from disappearances to puzzling events, beckon those intrigued by the unknown to dig deeper into the past.

Despite the warm Southern hospitality, unanswered questions linger, and it’s up to curious minds to uncover hidden truths. Join us as we embark on a journey to unravel the captivating narratives that have shaped Tennessee, and together, seek the answers that have remained concealed for far too long. Here is a list of cold or unsolved cases in the state of Tennessee (TN) that I’ve written about:

Brantley, Marsha

Missing since around May 2009 from Cleveland, TN. A woman vanished and wasn’t reported missing for months afterward. Her husband was twice charged with her murder, but the case remains unsolved.

Ledbetter, Kaitlyn

Missing since May 2, 2021 from Hilham, TN. A 25-year-old jumped out of her bedroom window, ran off into the woods, and has never been seen again.

Pendergrast, Matthew

Missing since December 1, 2000 from Memphis, TN. A college student didn’t show up for class, and then his car and clothes were found in a different state. 20 years later, he’s never been found, and the case remains unsolved.

Wells, Summer

Missing since June 15, 2021 from Rogersville, TN. On June 15, 2021, 5-year-old Summer Wells spent the day with her mother and grandmother. Then, she vanished from her home.

Tennessean Cities I’ve Written About

This section provides an alphabetically-sorted list of cities in Tennessee where the cases I’ve written about took place, along with the year in which the cases began.

Cleveland, TN

Hilham, TN

Memphis, TN

Rogersville, TN