A cable-TV network plans to air a documentary on Scott County’s “Tent Girl” case at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23.
Investigation Discovery channel will focus on the 50-year-old case on its “Who Killed Jane Doe?” series.
Tent Girl was the moniker assigned to the then-unknown woman whose body was found by Wilber Riddle in May 1968 as he scavenged for glass insulators along Eagle Creek alongside U.S. 25 near Sadieville.
Instead, he found a tarpaulin-covered body with no identification.
The case was a local sensation.
Authorities tried for three years to identify the woman, who was killed by a blow to the head, before burying her in the Georgetown Cemetery under a donated headstone.
The headstone told what was known about her story: “Died about April 26-May 3, 1968; Height 5 feet 1 inch; Weight 110 to 115 lbs; reddish brown hair.”
She rested there until 1998, when, through the efforts of Tennessean Todd Matthews, Riddle’s son-in-law, DNA confirmed her identity.
The internet helped Matthews identify Rosemary Westbrook, who had spent decades wondering what had become of her sister Barbara Ann.
A New Jersey film crew spent several days in Scott County last year doing location filming for the documentary. The News-Graphic is among the providers of source material for the film.
Investigation Discovery Channel is on Channel 471 on Spectrum/Time Warner Cable in Georgetown.