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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Scott Knapp interview

Jasmine was scheduled to meet Scott for a job interview the evening before her body was found.

Scott Knapp bio

Scott moved to Oxford to be closer to his young son.

Evidence inventory

CSU submitted this preliminary inventory of evidence collected from the Ledbetter crime scene.

Young woman slain

The Crime Beat reports: Body found in a wooded area south of Oxford

Brenda Ledbetter interview

The detectives talked to the victim's mother after she'd identified her daughter's body.

Brenda Ledbetter bio

Brenda was raised to be a good wife and mother and devoted herself to it.

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?

Ready to get started? Check out the Wild Jasmine Case Introduction and Case Recap. Then review the Latest Case Information.

How to navigate Crime Scene casesThe Wild Jasmine case documents are presented in reverse chronological order in the Case Files.

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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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