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An honest man’s killing, a statewide legacy

An honest man’s killing, a statewide legacy

October 24, 2019

J.T. Lutz was spending a quiet night at home with his young family when a shotgun blast shattered the window.

The Greene County man had vowed to help authorities catch a thief. Somebody else thought differently.

Lutz’s murder shortly before Christmas 1949 so angered leaders they pushed for the creation of a statewide police agency.

One sister lonely, two sisters dead

One sister lonely, two sisters dead

October 24, 2019

Patricia Williams liked to go out and meet men. Older sister Suzanne was happy to stay home.

One night in 1987, somebody decided they both should die.

A closer look at this West Knox County case.

The socialite murdered while making a cake

The socialite murdered while making a cake

October 24, 2019

Wealthy Knoxvillian Rose Busch was home alone icing a cake when a killer knocked on her back door.

Fifty years later, the murderer remains free.

Bizarre clues left in the neighborhood included a gun silencer and a policeman’s uniform.

Why the case likely never will be solved.

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