MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Investigators are seeking people who may have had contact with a homicide victim shortly before her body was found at her Murfreesboro apartment.
Heather Maples, of Texas, was found deceased at The Cove Apartments Friday morning. The 22-year-old’s body was found by a friend after she failed to show up for work at the front office of the complex.
Officials with Murfreesboro Police said they’re seeking information from anyone who may have had contact with her prior to her murder.
They believe she was at Gentleman Jim's Bar on Greenland Drive Thursday night from 10:00 p.m. until midnight. From there, Maples went to The Handlebar on East Main Street until 12:45a.m. and then went back to Gentleman Jim's.
Around 2:00a.m., she returned to her apartment on Brown Drive.
Detectives said they do not believe this was a random crime and that she knew her attacker.
While investigators have been piecing together what happened, residents were coping with knowing a violent crime happened in their community.
A close friend of Maples told NewsChannel 5 she was not a student at MTSU, and she began working at the apartment complex in April.
Anyone with information about any individuals she may have left with should call the Criminal Investigations Division at 615-893-2717 or Crime Stoppers at 615-893-STOP (7867).