Barbara Ann “Tent Girl” Hackmann


Barbara Ann “Tent Girl” Hackmann

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
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Murder Victim. Unknown to the world for thirty years, she was never forgotten. In May, 1968, a woman was found wrapped in tent like material dead. For thirty years the puzzle of who she was and where she came from would drive and frustrate detectives and civilians to discover her identity. A young woman had been murdered and no clue to who she was or who murdered her. But clues to her identity would give her a name after the thirty year search and DNA to prove that "Tent Girl "did have a name and a life taken from her. Her name was Barbara Ann Hackmann Taylor, known to her loved ones as "Bobbie". Bobbie had indeed had a life, she had married and had a daughter. She 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 the others, 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 remains a mystery, as her killer has never been brought to justice.

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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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  • Added: 7 Dec 1999
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  • 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 .