Tiffanie Adams was murdered by her step-brother, Johnus Orr. The latest episode of Grave Mysteries on Investigation Discovery spotlights this distressing case.
On December 30, 2014, police officers were dispatched to a cornfield in Sullivan County, Indiana, after receiving a call from a farmer who reported seeing a body.
The body was later identified as Adams, who was eight months pregnant with a baby boy.
Adams, 20, was reported missing on November 7, 2014.
An autopsy revealed Adams’ cause of death was strangulation, and her unborn baby died as a result of her death.
Sheriff Clark Cottom said he believed that on the day Adams went missing, Orr borrowed a vehicle to pick her up. He drove to the area where her body was found and strangled her to death with her jacket.
Two months before the murder, Orr filed a protective order against Adams. He claimed she was harassing him and accusing him of raping her in the past.Watch the Latest on our YouTube Channel
However, police are unsure if that was a motive for killing Adams.
Cell phone records placed Orr at the scene of the crime, where there appeared to have been a struggle between Adams and her assailant.
He was arrested and charged with two counts of murder.
Orr claimed he had nothing to do with Adams’ murder, but after a week-long trial in 2016, a jury found him guilty of killing his step-sister and her unborn child.
He was sentenced to 120 years in prison.
Grave Mysteries — Fatal Family Secrets, airs at 9:00 pm on Investigation Discovery.