Wild Jasmine

Pink-haired young woman wrapped in clear plastic with pine needles in the background
The body of 19-year-old Jasmine Ledbetter was found wrapped in plastic and left in the woods.
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Ashley Beckwith interview #2

The detectives asked Ashley to address some questions that have arisen since their first conversation.

Kroger cardholder info

Kroger provided account information associated with the shopper's card found at the crime scene.

Places of Interest

This map shows Yoknapatawpha County locations relevant to the Jasmine Ledbetter homicide investigation.

Michael Rainey interview

The detectives asked Mr. Rainey if he could corroborate any part of Chris Wooten's alibi.

Chris Wooten interview #2

The detectives spoke to Chris again to follow up on some new information.

Brenda Ledbetter interview #2

The detectives asked Jasmine's mother to clarify some details and new information.

About the current investigationWhen self-described hiker Mark Ethridge walked into those woods, a body wrapped in a tarp wasn't what he was looking for.

He could tell the young woman with pink hair was dead, so he called 911.

Was this woman killed in the woods, or was her body just dumped there? And who wanted her dead?

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The Wild Jasmine investigation began on Monday, May 20, 2024, and will run for about five weeks.


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