William and Ina Campbell
January 28, 2010

STATUS: OPEN

On January 28, 2010, the Clarksville Police Department responded to 201 Jackson Road in reference to a neighbor locating William and Ina Campbell deceased in the bedroom of their residence from gunshot wounds.

If you have information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 931-645-TIPS, or go to www.p3tips.com, and leave a web tip. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1000.00 for information leading to an arrest in felony cases.  All tipsters remain anonymous.

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Posted: Jul 12, 2018 / 08:19 AM CDT / Updated: Jul 12, 2018 / 11:37 PM CDT

It’s been almost a decade since an elderly husband and wife were killed in their sleep inside their Middle Tennessee home.  Investigators say they haven’t given up trying to bring justice.

William and Ina Campbell were shot in their home on Jackson Road in Clarksville on January 29, 2010. Both were in their eighties.  

Daniel Champagne was their neighbor and found them inside the home that fateful day.  

“I had a key to their house. I was basically like a son to them. As I said, they were my second mom and dad,” said Champagne.  

Champagne said another neighbor had hit the couple’s mailbox while driving. At the time, there was heavy snowfall and roads were slick. 

That other neighbor tried to call  William Campbell several times, but there was no response – so he reached out to Champagne. Champagne said he too tried to call the couple – but received no response.

Champagne said he used his key that he had been given by the Campbells to get inside their home.  

Once he went inside to check on the couple, that’s when he found William and Ina Campbell, each with a gunshot wound to the head.  

Champagne also said the house had been ransacked.

“The drawers were torn out, and the kitchen cabinets were all open,” Champagne recalled.  

The couple suffered from several medical issues in their later years, according to Champagne, and because of that, the husband and wife slept in separate beds. He said Ina Campbell still had her oxygen tube inside her nose when he found her.  

“How could somebody do something like that and walk away and never think about it?” said Champagne.  

“Somebody took the lives of an 83-year-old and an 81-year-old person. They didn’t have the right to do that,” said Sgt. Timothy Finley, supervisor of Clarksville Police Homicide Division. 

Finley told News 2 that there are specific details that point to who they think was behind the trigger.  

“Neighbors said that the dogs would’ve barked if a stranger came in and woke Mr. Campbell up,” said Sgt. Finley.  

Finley told News 2 that their investigation showed the couple had been shot in their sleep, which gave detectives an idea of who may have been behind the trigger.  

“Kind of led us to believe that somebody that knew them, and the dogs, came into that house and killed them,” said Sgt. Finley.  

Finley said at one time, the couple’s adopted son was a person-of-interest.  

“He stood to gain financially from this, so of course, he would still be looked at, but whether he actually did it or not, remains to be seen,” said Sgt. Finley.  

Investigators said what they could use now is more details.  

“In case somebody might’ve seen something or heard something back on that day in 2010,” said Sgt. Finley.  

If you have any information about the deaths of William and Ina Campbell, you’re asked to contact Clarksville Crime Stoppers at 931-645-8477

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8 years after elderly couple killed in sleep at Clarksville home, murders remain unsolved
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Victoria Ochoa
August 15, 2005

STATUS: OPEN

On August 15, 2005, Victoria Ochoa (27) was reported missing in Clarksville by family members. On February 21, 2006, skeletal remains were located in an abandoned location on D Street. The skeletal remains were later identified as belonging to Victoria Ochoa.    

If you have information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 931-645-TIPS, or go to www.p3tips.com, and leave a web tip. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1000.00 for information leading to an arrest in felony cases.  All tipsters remain anonymous.

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Detectives in Clarksville are seeking the public's help in solving a homicide mystery.

Victoria Ochoa, 27, went missing in August 2005 -- and was discovered dead less than a year later.

Law enforcement says she was last seen at a BP gas station on Providence Boulevard.

Police say half a year later, Victoria's skeletal remains had been found underneath a mattress in an abandoned home on nearby D street, just about three miles from the center of town.

She left behind 4 young children who now are under the care of their grandma Sharon Costello who says Victoria was "a lot of fun, she was a very kind and caring person", said Costello.

Sharon says it's taken years to tell Victoria's kids about their mother's death.

Clarksville Police and Victoria's mother are asking the public for any tips that would lead to an arrest of whoever took the young woman's life.

"If they could please, please, please come forward, anybody that knows anything at all, heard it from someone, anything, if they could come to the police and let them know", said, Costello.

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Clarksville Police reopen 2005 cold case death of Victoria Ochoa
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Jacqueline Sims
March 18, 1998

STATUS: OPEN

On March 18, 1998, Officers with the Clarksville Police Department responded to the 1300 block of Avondale Dr and located Jacqueline Sims (32) deceased.

If you have information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 931-645-TIPS, or go to www.p3tips.com, and leave a web tip. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1000.00 for information leading to an arrest in felony cases.  All tipsters remain anonymous.



Terry Hoskins
September 28, 1996

STATUS: OPEN

On September 28, 1996, a citizen notified Clarksville Police Officers about the location of human remains in the 1600 block of Paradise Hill Rd. Clarksville Police were able to identify the individual as Terry Hoskins (33). 

If you have information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 931-645-TIPS, or go to www.p3tips.com, and leave a web tip. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1000.00 for information leading to an arrest in felony cases.  All tipsters remain anonymous.

 



Jerry Cope
January 14, 1992

STATUS: OPEN

On January 14, 1992, the Clarksville Police were called to the Brown Derby Tavern where officers located Jerry Cope deceased. Cope had been working the bar the night before and had stayed to lock up. 

If you have information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 931-645-TIPS, or go to www.p3tips.com, and leave a web tip. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1000.00 for information leading to an arrest in felony cases.  All tipsters remain anonymous.

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Posted at 10:31 PM, Jan 21, 2017 and last updated 10:41 PM, Jan 21, 2017

A Clarksville woman has been seeking justice for her friend who was murdered 25 years ago at a bar in Montgomery County.

Amanda Leigh, age 58, said she hopes someone will come forward with any answers for her friend, Jerry Cope nicknamed "P'Knutts."

"Aside from entertaining, she could sew, she could make the most fabulous costumes you've ever seen. She was a hairdresser," Leigh said.

The two were attached to the hip growing up in Clarksville. P'Knutts was also nicknamed the Blonde Bombshell throughout the LGBT community. She was known for her smile and many talents.

On January 14, 1992, P'Knutts was killed while working at a bar. 

"She was tending bar at the Brown Derby, she had only worked there, I believe two weekends, and the second weekend she was found with her throat cut," Leigh said.

Detectives believed the murder happened as P'Knutts was closing the bar.  They have never found any suspects.

"And we know that there were at least two people involved in this murder because there were two sets of footprints in her blood. One set was cowboy boots, the other was tennis shoes," Leigh said.

For the first few years, pain and depression were Leigh's closest friends, but she continued to look for answers.

"I will say the detectives in the police department were extremely kind to me, very patient. I called them so many times. I'm surprised they didn't ask me to stop calling" Leigh said.

"Twenty-five years later, I feel this way. I'm inclined to say I'll feel no different the day that I die," she said.

Leigh said when you love someone the connection will always be there no matter how many years pass by.

Anyone with information, no matter how small it may be, has been asked to call the Clarksville Police Department.

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Woman Seeks Answers After Friend's 25th Murder Anniversary
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Gary Waggoner
August 17, 1991

STATUS: OPEN
On August 17, 1991, at 2:17 am Clarksville Police Officers were on routine patrol when they heard a gunshot fired in the area of Providence Blvd. Officers went to investigate and were flagged down by an individual informing them of an injured individual. They located Gary Waggoner (29) suffering from an injury in the parking lot of Trigger’s Lounge. He was transported to a Nashville area hospital where he was ultimately pronounced deceased.
 
If you have information about this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 931-645-TIPS, or go to www.p3tips.com, and leave a web tip. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1000.00 for information leading to an arrest in felony cases.  All tipsters remain anonymous.


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