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August 13, 2019

50-year-old unsolved murder of Nashville child is subject of podcast investigation

Flatrock sheds new light on slaying of girl near Thompson Lane skating rink

Nashville families were terrified 50 years ago after Kathy Jones, 12, was sexually assaulted and murdered on the way to a neighborhood skating rink on Thompson Lane. The story dominated local news coverage for months, but authorities never brought anyone to trial for killing the Woodbine Elementary School student.

Now, an award-winning Nashville podcaster has revisited the crime and uncovered new details that may point to answers in the young girl’s death. 

Olivia Lind, co-host of the popular true crime podcast Something’s Not Right, has spent more than two years investigating the case and interviewing police detectives, family members, and others connected with the cold case. She will launch Flatrock, a multi-part podcast, Tuesday, examining the 1969 murder of the Jones girl. 

“There was much about Kathy’s death that was not revealed at the time she was killed,” Lind says. “Flatrock shares far more about the crime than a terrified city knew at the time. I believe the information paints a pretty clear picture of what really happened to the girl and who was responsible.

“It was a lot worse than the Nashville public realized.”

Metro police discovered the sixth grader’s body almost three days after her disappearance in a field behind the Krispy Kreme at the corner of Thompson Lane and Nolensville Road, near the Roller Drome skating rink. Numerous suspects were interrogated, but no one was ever prosecuted. None of the publicly named suspects is still alive, nor are Kathy’s parents. December 1, 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of her death.

Flatrock will be available starting Tuesday on podcast platforms Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and others. Full information is available at or by contacting Lind. Twitter/Facebook/Instagram: @flatrockpod

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