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{{Identified|image = [[File:ATehan.jpg|200px]]|realname = Jean Marie Tahan |sex = Female|found = November 6, 1989|missing from = Berkeley County, South Carolina|timespan =6 years |age = 24-25|cause of death = Beating, stabbing|status = |identified = c. 1995|location = Charleston, South Carolina}}{{Graphic}}
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{{Identified|image = [[File:ATehan.jpg|200px]]|realname = Jean Marie Tahan |sex = Female|found = November 7, 1989|missing from = Goose Creek, South Carolina|timespan =5 years |age = 24-25|cause of death = Beating, stabbing|status = |identified = Summer 1995|location = Charleston, South Carolina}}{{Graphic}}
   
 
'''Jean Marie "Annie" McLeod Tahan''' (1965 - November 1989) was a young woman found murdered in Maine in 1989. Her boyfriend was later convicted of her murder and later paroled in 2013.
 
'''Jean Marie "Annie" McLeod Tahan''' (1965 - November 1989) was a young woman found murdered in Maine in 1989. Her boyfriend was later convicted of her murder and later paroled in 2013.
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== Case ==
 
== Case ==
   
Tahan disappeared after calling a friend, claiming she needed money and feared for her safety. She was later discovered in Jasper County, in a burning suitcase.
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Tahan disappeared from her residence in Goose Creek, South Carolina, after calling a friend, claiming she needed money and feared for her safety. She was later discovered in Jasper County, South Carolina, in a burning duffle bag.
   
The victim had suffered extensive damage to the skull and had been stabbed. In order to create a facial reconstruction, the skull had to be reconstructed.
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The victim had suffered extensive damage to the skull and had been stabbed. In order to create a facial reconstruction, the skull had to be reconstructed. The process reportedly took 500 hours.
   
 
=== Identification ===
 
=== Identification ===
After six years, Tahan was identified as the victim. Her boyfriend's estranged wife, who witnessed the murder, aided police by providing details about her death. Blood spatter found inside a television and on the floor later proved his responsibility.
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After nearly six years, Tahan was identified as the victim. Her boyfriend's estranged wife, who witnessed the murder, aided police by providing details about her death. Blood spatter found inside a television and on the floor later proved his responsibility.
   
 
Despite receiving a thirty-year sentence in 1996, her killer was released from prison in 2013 for "good behavior."
 
Despite receiving a thirty-year sentence in 1996, her killer was released from prison in 2013 for "good behavior."
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*[https://www.thestate.com/entertainment/tv/article155085524.html ''The State'']
 
*[https://www.thestate.com/entertainment/tv/article155085524.html ''The State'']
*[https://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-ncis-annie-tahan-disappearance-murder-body-of-evidence/ ''CBS News'']
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*[https://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-ncis-annie-tahan-disappearance-murder-body-of-evidence/ ''CBS News'']'' ''{{PM}}
 
*[https://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/community/beaufort-news/article33527865.html ''The Beaufort Gazette'']
 
*[https://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/community/beaufort-news/article33527865.html ''The Beaufort Gazette'']
 
*{{find a grave|73652727|Annie Tahan}}
 
*{{find a grave|73652727|Annie Tahan}}

Revision as of 05:01, 25 April 2020

Annie Tahan
ATehan.jpg
Name Jean Marie Tahan
Sex Female
Found November 7, 1989
Location Charleston, South Carolina
Missing from Goose Creek, South Carolina
Identified Summer 1995
Span 5 years
Age 24-25
Cause of death Beating, stabbing

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Jean Marie "Annie" McLeod Tahan (1965 - November 1989) was a young woman found murdered in Maine in 1989. Her boyfriend was later convicted of her murder and later paroled in 2013.

Case

Tahan disappeared from her residence in Goose Creek, South Carolina, after calling a friend, claiming she needed money and feared for her safety. She was later discovered in Jasper County, South Carolina, in a burning duffle bag.

The victim had suffered extensive damage to the skull and had been stabbed. In order to create a facial reconstruction, the skull had to be reconstructed. The process reportedly took 500 hours.

Identification

After nearly six years, Tahan was identified as the victim. Her boyfriend's estranged wife, who witnessed the murder, aided police by providing details about her death. Blood spatter found inside a television and on the floor later proved his responsibility.

Despite receiving a thirty-year sentence in 1996, her killer was released from prison in 2013 for "good behavior."

Gallery

Media

  • Tahan's case was detailed on the episode "The Missing and the Dead on the first season of Cold Case Files.
  • The Investigators also detailed the case.
  • The case was also detailed by 48 Hours: NCIS in 2017.

Sources