Hundreds of cars likely passed by in minutes surrounding Kaufman's death

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Posted at 9:21 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 23:34:34-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It's a mystery that is still unanswered -- who killed Caitlyn Kaufman? The nurse was on her way to work when she was shot and killed while in her SUV on I-440 Thursday night.

Metro Police say they've received 53 CrimeStoppers tips as of noon Tuesday - seven more than announced a day earlier.

But beyond the dozens of tips police have received, Tennessee Department of Transportation traffic data shows there are potentially hundreds of people who may have seen something immediately before, during or after the shooting.

The latest TDOT data shows, on average, 94,783 cars pass through I-440 each day at the spot Caitlyn was killed, between Hillsboro Pike and West End.

Metro Police have narrowed down the time Caitlyn was killed on Thursday to a five-minute window: between 6:05 and 6:10 p.m.

Using that annual average, that means around 329 cars could have passed by in just those five minutes.

The annual TDOT data doesn't take into account the time of year or a specific time of day, but it's safe to say there are likely dozens more people who could possibly help break the case of who killed Caitlyn.

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