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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Brenda Ledbetter interview #3

The detectives talked to Jasmine's mother again to get more information and make a request.

Megan McDowell interview #2

The detectives talked to Jasmine's best friend again to follow up on some new information.

Coroner's report

Preliminary report on the autopsy of Jasmine Ledbetter. Additional analyses are ongoing.

Scene forensics

The Crime Lab provided their preliminary findings on analysis of evidence from the scene.

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.

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.

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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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