February 13, 1980
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.