Who is Shotgun Jane?
On 1 June, 1987, two men picked up a female hitchhiker who was strolling along I-87 near Bulls Gap, Tennessee. The trio attended a party together and after a few bottles of liquid courage, they decided they would break into a nearby home and rob it. They attempted to trick the homeowner into opening the door by staging a fight in. The homeowner knew exactly what they were doing and refused to open the door.
Refusing to give up, the hitchhiker decided she would try to pry open the screen door and as the homeowner became alarmed, she fired her shotgun, killing the hitchhiker. The two men were soon apprehended for the attempted break in, however when questioned, they contended they had no idea who the hitchhiker was. She was estimated to be between twenty and thirty years old, weighing around 120 pounds. She had brunette hair and brown eyes and has a tattoo on her arm which read: “B.H.” She was clad in a Miami Dolphins t-shirt, blue pants, and white shoes. An autopsy discovered a scar consistent with a c-section and old injuries that were consistent with a vehicle accident.
She became known as “Shotgun Jane" as her true identity was never discovered.