From Lawrence County Sheriff:
On Oct. 23, 1979, Cindy Kilburn helped close the local Long John Silver’s and went with another employee to drop off the day’s deposit. The two made the drop without incident and said their goodbyes. That was 11:30 p.m. By 1:53 a.m. the next day, her husband was calling police to say Cindy never made it home from work and he was worried.
“He told police he was asleep,” said Lawrence County District Attorney General Brent Cooper. “He said he fell asleep watching the football game that night and when he woke up around 2 a.m., he realized she wasn’t there and that’s when he got worried and called police.”
Police found Cindy’s car not far from her home, in fact it was within view, but she was nowhere to be found.
She was the oldest of eight children; her parents and all of her siblings immediately knew something was wrong. It took two weeks before someone found Cindy’s body in a rural part of Lawrence County. Cooper said it was obvious someone tried to hide it.
“It was definitely a homicide,” DA Cooper stated. “There were attempts to conceal her body.”
Over the years, investigators have worked the case off and on.
“In the 80s and 90s they worked the case pretty hard,” Cooper said. “But there has been little work since then.”
“Evidence gets lost,” DA Cooper said. “We have had witnesses die. It happens with cases this old.” He continued, “If someone has told you something about this case, even if it seems minor, we would love to talk to you.”
Cindy’s husband has since moved out of state.
Cindy’s family has never given up the hope of getting answers and JUSTICE for Cindy. Please help them by sharing Cindy’s story. If you have any information about the murder of Cindy Kilburn call the Lawrence County District Attorney at 931-766-1453.
Crime Tip-lines: If you have a Crime tip to report you can confidentially call The Sheriff’s Department at 931-762-1608, Lawrenceburg Police Department at (931) 762-6837, Maury County Crime Stoppers 931-381-4900, Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463, The TBI at 1-800-824-3463 or The FBI at 1-803-551-4200