Unsolved Murder: Joann Hampton - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Unsolved Murder: Joann Hampton

February 13, 1980

Owensboro, Kentucky

A bizarre case out of Owensboro. 

Joann Hampton was found dead February 13th, 1980 at the 231 Motor Lodge where she was living on Triplett Street.

Initially, a coroner ruled her death natural despite blood inside and outside the room. Police weren't called until embalmers found she had been beaten in the head and shot with a small caliber handgun.

She was 49-years-old.

If you have any information in this case contact Owensboro Police.

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