Post by cleopatra on Oct 16, 2018 6:56:04 GMT
VICTIMS: Jeff Scott, 21 & Karen Noble, 20
PLACE: Bluefield, West Virginia
I found this murder several months back and posted it in the Unsolved Lover's Lane Murders thread. I am revisiting it. Below, I will post the site where the murders took place, or at least where the burning truck and couple were both found. LE believed they were shot/killed somewhere else and brought to that spot. Notice the bridge, river, wooded area.
The similarities between this crime and the CPMs are very interesting:
- COUPLE ON A DATE AT NIGHT
- ON MAY 28, 1978 SUNDAY
- MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND (May 29, Monday, Memorial Day)
- TIME OF ABDUCTION WAS 11:45 P.M.
- AGE OF MALE VICTIM WAS 21. No sexual assault.
-CIRCUMSTANCES: Male victim's Datsun truck interior was soaked in gasoline and lit on fire. Another couple driving on the highway spotted the truck on fire and stopped to help. They pulled out the male victim who was already dead. The female was down BY the water lying face down. It seemed she ran to get water to try to put out the flames. She was shot in the head twice. The male was shot in the head twice.
On Sunday, May 28, 1978, at just before midnight, the bodies of Karen Lynn Noble of Bluefield, WV and Jeffrey Lee Scott of Bramwell, WV were found near Wolf Creek on secondary Route 61 between Narrows and Rocky Gap, Virginia. Both victims had been shot in the head with a small caliber weapon. Miss Noble reportedly drowned after being shot twice in the head.
This murder has never been solved.
At the time of the murder, Miss Noble was 20 years old and was a student at Marshall University. Mr. Scott was 21.
The night of the murders, Jeff picked Karen up from her house at about 9:00 p.m. for a date. Less than three hours later, their bodies were discovered by a passerby. The inside of Jeff's Datsun truck had been soaked with gasoline and set on fire.
Jeff's body was pulled from the back of the truck. Karen's body was discovered 30 yards away, face down at the edge of the creek. Authorities believe the truck fire had been started only moments before the bodies were discovered.
At the time, authorities were quoted as saying they believed the couple was shot somewhere between Bluefield, W.V. and the Route 61 location and then brought to the isolated area where their bodies were later discovered.
Although officials stated they had "four or five good angles", nobody was ever charged in connection with the slayings.