Barbara Ann “Tent Girl” Hackmann


Barbara Ann “Tent Girl” Hackmann Famous memorial

East Saint Louis, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
Death c.6 Dec 1967 (aged 24)
Kentucky, USA
Burial Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky, USA
Plot In the back of the cemetery
Memorial ID 7468 View Source

Murder Victim. Unknown to the world for thirty years, she was never forgotten. On May 17, 1968, the decomposing body of a young woman was found on the side of U.S. Route 25 near Georgetown, Kentucky wrapped in a heavy green tarp. For thirty years, the mystery of who she was and where she came from would drive and frustrate detectives and civilians to discover her identity. Sadly, there were no clues to who she was or who had murdered her, and for thirty years she was known only as "Tent Girl." But clues to her identity would give her a name after both a thirty year search and DNA to prove that "Tent Girl" did in fact have a name and a life taken from her. She was identified as Barbara Ann Hackmann Taylor, better known to her loved ones as "Bobbie." Bobbie did indeed have a life, she was married and had a daughter. She also had a job, working with a carnival. She had 6 siblings. After her father and her brother were swept away in a flood and her mother could not take care of all six of the children, her mother made the decision to give them up. They grew up and most of them stayed in contact with each other, but, none of them could find Bobbie. With the mystery of her identity solved the only thing left to figure out was who killed her. This however still remains a mystery, as her killer has never been brought to justice.

Bio by: Memorial Flower


Loving Mother, Grandmother & Sister
Found May 17, 1968
On U.S. Highway 25, N
Died About April 26-May 3, 1968
Age About 16-19 Years
Height 5 Feet 1 Inch
Weight 110 to 115 LBS.
Reddish Brown Hair

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 7 Dec 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7468
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Barbara Ann “Tent Girl” Hackmann (12 Sep 1943–c.6 Dec 1967), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7468, citing Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .