Charlottesville Unsolved: Pherbia ‘Faye’ Tinsley & Sage Smith

In 2020, the FBI had a shocking admission to make regarding the homicide clearance rates of police investigations across America. That year, they hit a record low, plummeting to under 50%, and it hasn’t bounced back since. This means that roughly half of all murders remain unsolved—an unsettling statistic, especially given the current surge in murders and violent crimes.
Content Warnings: unsolved cases, murder of a trans woman

If you want to help:
There is a $2500 award for any information leading to the arrest of Pherbia ‘Faye’ Tinsley’s murderer. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 970-3280 or Crimestoppers at (434) 977-4000.

If you or someone you know has any information on what happened to Sage Smith or the whereabouts of Erik McFadden, please call the anonymous Crimestoppers line at (434) 977-4000. There is a $20,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.

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