When Pherbia Tinsley is found shot to death inside her car miles from her apartment in Central Virginia, authorities work fast to try and find her killer. Detectives uncover a handful of wild secrets in the lives of those around Pherbia which only deepen the mystery. Suspects are developed but the questions: who wanted Pherbia dead? and why? still plagues cold case investigators.
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If you know any information about the unsolved murder of Pherbia ‘Faye’ Tinsley, please call the Charlottesville Police Crimestoppers Tip Line at 434-977-4000.
The Justice for Pherbia ‘Faye’ Tinsley Facebook page is still going strong. This page was a source for many of the photos we used in the blog post for this episode.
Episode Source Material
- Original reporting by Delia D’Ambra
- Court and jail records provided by the Charlottesville- Albemarle Regional Jail and Virginia Judicial System
- Justice for Pherbia Facebook Page.
- YouTube: Small Town Big Crime Podcast
- The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA): UPDATE: Suspect described in woman’s killing. By Ted Strong.
- The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA): Police give description of suspect in slaying of woman in SUV.
- The Hook (Charlottesville, VA): ‘Gentle demeanor’: Tinsley family mourns loss, seeks answers, by Courteney Stuart.
- The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA): City police grateful for tips on recent homicide — and seek more, by Megan Davis.
- CBS19: Family and Friends Hold Vigil For Pherbia Tinsley.
- The Hook (Charlottesville, VA): Vigil for Tinsley: Friends, family gather to remember shooting victim, by Courteney Stuart.
- The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA): Albemarle woman was shot in the neck.
- CBS 19: Funeral Planned for Pherbia Tinsley, Homicide Victim.
- Danville Register and Bee (Danville, VA): “City Police grateful for tips on recent homicide – and seek more”, by staff.
- The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA): Reward offered in Tinsley killing.
- CBS19 (Charlottesville, VA): Pherbia Tinsley’s Family Says Shooting Remains A Mystery.
- CBS19 (Charlottesville, VA): One Year Later: No New Leads in Tinsley Murder Case.
- C-Ville Country (Charlottesville, VA): Family and friends of Pherbia Faye Tinsley honor her.