Cold Case Spotlight

Found on a Gravel Road: Tammy Thorpe

In the early morning hours of October 23rd, 1988, the body of Tammy Thorpe, 20, was discovered off a gravel road outside Warrenton, Virginia.

According to police, Tammy was last seen around 3:00am driving her 1986 Pontiac Grand Am. The State Medical Examiner determined Tammy had been shot multiple times and evidence from the scene indicated a small caliber handgun was involved.

Tammy had been working as a secretary in Marshall at the time of her death.

In 2013, a Faquier County resident, who remains anonymous, raised the reward for information that leads to an arrest of the person or persons responsible for Tammy's murder to $30,000. In addition, there is a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest offered by Crime Solvers.

A profile completed by the FBI at Quantico concluded Tammy most likely knew the person who murdered her. Officials said in a 2013 press release that they know someone in Warrenton knows what happened, and they hope the added reward money will help bring them forward.

If you have any information that can help crack this cold case, please call the Fauquier Sheriff's Office at (540) 347-3300.