ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn Information) – On Saturday afternoon, Seven motorcyclists hit the street within the rain for a sequence of hope trip, now an annual occasion, to assist deliver consciousness to Jennifer & Adrianna Wix, lacking since 2004. See album under.
Riders met on the Kmart parking zone on Lengthy Hole Pike in Goodlettsville. Following a balloon launch, riders traversed the climate to Elks Lodge in Gallatin for meals, drinks, music, and a hug.
It’s been 15 years since Jennifer & Adrianna Wix had been first reported lacking by Jennifer’s mom, Kathy Casey-Nale on March 27, 2004. Since that date, Nale has labored tirelessly to maintain Jennifer & Adrianna’s title within the public eye.
Nale misplaced a daughter and granddaughter that day and he or she has made it clear that she is not going to relaxation till Jennifer & Adrianna are discovered. In 2013 the Robertson County Sheriff’s Workplace formally categorised the case as a murder and the with the help of the TBI, the investigation is ongoing. (FULL STORY BELOW)
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PHOTOS: Kathy Casey-Nale
Jennifer Wix, 21, and her daughter, Adrianna Wix age 2
Will Somebody Lastly Come Ahead?
Wix Homicide Case Reward Climbs To $27,000
(January 29, 2014) On a request from District Legal professional Basic John Carney, Governor Invoice Haslam has issued a $10,000 reward within the case of Jennifer and Adrianna Wix. Mixed with personal donations and Crime Stoppers cash this brings the whole reward for info resulting in a conviction to $27,000.
That is the third time the Governors Workplace has reached out to Robertson County with reward cash in simply the final six months. Again in June the Governor introduced $10,000 for info resulting in the apprehension, arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals who’ve dedicated, tried to commit or conspired to commit the homicide of Rashaud Singletary (MORE). Then simply two months later in August one other $10,000 for the homicide of Christopher Nash (MORE).
As you’ll have seen on Smokey Barn Information, the Robertson County Sheriff’s Workplace not too long ago reclassified the Wix case to a murder, and detectives proceed to analyze the case. (See VIDEO on reclassification under)
“The addition of this reward from Governor Haslam’s workplace reveals the unity and dedication amongst state and native legislation enforcement to the last word aim of fixing this case and getting justice for Jennifer and Adrianna Wix,” stated Sheriff Invoice Holt. “We respect the help of District Legal professional Basic John Carney for making the request and the Governor’s workplace for approving it. I imagine that is one other optimistic step in encouraging these with info to come back ahead.”
The query within the Wix case is, will the addition of those new funds lastly be sufficient to nudge free that one essential clue that detectives want to save lots of the case as soon as and for all. It’s nice to see the Governors Workplace reaching out to Robertson County, it’s a reminder that we’re all on the identical crew with the identical aim, justice.
Smokey Barn Information December 16, 2013 Springfield, Tenn.
WIX CASE CLASSIFIED AS HOMICIDE
Kathy Nale, Jennifer Wix’s mom has believed all alongside that her daughter and granddaughter had been murdered. Now the police agree.
INVESTIGATORS TO MAKE ANOTHER PUSH AS CASE IS RECLASSIFIED
With the tenth anniversary of the unexplained disappearance of a mom and her younger youngster quickly approaching together with new info and the case being reclassified as a murder, the Robertson County Sheriff’s Workplace in the present day is making a renewed attraction to the Center Tennessee group for info that can assist present solutions in a case that has robust implications of foul play.
Jennifer Wix, 21, and her daughter, Adrianna Wix, 2, had been reported lacking by Jennifer’s mom on March 27, 2004. The investigation led deputies to the Robertson County house of Jennifer’s boyfriend, Joey Benton, the place Jennifer and Adrianna had been residing with Benton in an out constructing on the property.
Joey Benton claimed that on the night of March 25, 2004, Jennifer requested him to take her to a grocery retailer in Cross Plains to make use of the cellphone. Benton stated he did so, after which dropped mom and daughter off at an area Exxon. Benton stated he pulled throughout the road and watched as a white four-door automotive pulled up and Jennifer
and Adrianna bought inside. Benton additionally claimed that on March 26, 2004, Jennifer confirmed up again at his property, collected her belongings and stated that she wanted a while away.
Regardless of numerous hours of investigation and quite a few interviews over the previous 9 years by Robertson County deputies and different legislation enforcement companies, Benton’s assertions of taking Jennifer and Adrianna to the grocery retailer, the Exxon after which seeing Jennifer on the next day had been by no means independently corroborated. The final individual recognized to have spoken to Jennifer was her father, Michael, who, cellphone information verify, talked along with her at roughly 11 a.m. on March 25, 2004. Michael Wix, who resides in Manchester, instructed detectives that his daughter spoke of arguing with Joey Benton’s household and that she seemed
ahead to seeing him in Manchester on the next Sunday. Michael Wix has not heard from Jennifer since.
Within the months that adopted Jennifer and Adrianna’s disappearance, the Benton property in Robertson County has been searched on 4 separate events. A pond on the land was even drained and searched. Though the Robertson County Sheriff’s Workplace because the early days of the investigation has handled it as a murder case, it has now lastly been formally reclassified as a
murder case from a lacking individual case. Nobody, together with Joey Benton, has been eradicated as having potential involvement within the disappearance of Jennifer and Adrianna Wix.
As Season to Keep in mind companies in reminiscence of murder victims are held all through the nation at this particular time of yr, the Robertson County Sheriff’s Workplace is completely dedicated to not letting Jennifer and Adrianna Wix be forgotten,” Sheriff Invoice Holt stated. “I strongly imagine that there are individuals on this group who know what occurred to Jennifer and Adrianna, however who’ve been reluctant to come ahead for one motive or one other. We in the present day strongly encourage our residents to assist us present solutions and closure to the household, and, as circumstances warrant, justice to those two younger individuals who selected to dwell in our space.”
There’s a reward of $17,000 being supplied to anybody with info resulting in the arrest and conviction of the person(s) accountable.
April 2013: See Video Report of Chain Of Hope Experience In
A whole bunch Present For Jennifer and Adrianna Wix Chain Of Hope Experience. Kathy Nale, Jennifer’s mom and Adrianna’s grandmother was shocked at simply how many individuals confirmed up for their annual Chain Of Hope Experience on the Springfield Walmart.
Reported On August 28, 2013 White Home, Tenn. – Bench Honoring Lacking Jennifer and Adrianna Wix Positioned At White Home Excessive Faculty
This previous Sunday household, buddies and several other supporters within the seek for Jennifer and Adrianna Wix gathered at White Home Excessive Faculty in White Home, TN to dedicate a good looking bench in Jennifer’s honor on the college for her thirty first birthday. Jennifer was simply barely 21 when she and Adrianna disappeared and every year household and buddies do one thing to rejoice their particular days.
“I’ve considered doing this for years now, however was hesitant, this yr I made a decision that it was time and I imagine that Jennifer would like it. She is with me on a regular basis wherever I’m in my coronary heart however particularly when I’m on the grounds of her highschool the place I do know and bear in mind her spending among the greatest years of her life, that’s the reason I selected there to put the bench.” stated, Adrianna’s mom Kathy Nale,
Household and buddies additionally went to Owens Chapel Rd in Springfield, and put in photo voltaic lights on their “lacking” signal. This location is the place they had been final seen. Now their lovely faces could be seen 24 hours a day within the space to remind the group that these ladies nonetheless aren’t house.
Kathy Nale (Mother) additionally tells Smokey that, “Jennifer cherished horses and that’s the reason she selected to have the bench made with a horse on it. She was additionally a decided younger girl and by no means a quitter, so a message from Jennifer was positioned on the bench to anybody who might sit there……..By no means, By no means, By no means Give Up. My hope is that anybody of the younger folks on the college who’re struggling of their lives will “hear” Jennifer’s message after they relaxation on her bench.”
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