JANET L NEWMAN
Friday morning, December 14, 1984, Janet Bartlett Newman arrived for her shift at Cannon Towels & Linens located at 6853 Lee Highway.
Around 11:30 that morning, the owner went to run errands, leaving the 25-year old to manage the store alone.
When Janet's boss returned around 2:45 that afternoon, he found Janet dead in a back storage room. She was gagged, armed tied behind her back, and had been stabbed repeatedly in the chest.
$300 was missing from the cash register.
Cannon Linen & Towels was located in cluster of small shops. A nearby business employee reported hearing screams but assumed children were making the noise.
Original Investigating Agency: Chattanooga Police Department
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