With a fatal blow to the stomach, Blair Adams, 31-years-old, a Canadian resident leaves a cold case in our midst. Voices past, present, and future brings to you the bizzare details surrounding this man’s death.
Found dead in the parking lot of a Knoxville, Tennessee hotel surrounded by nearly $4,000 dollars worth of mixed Canadian, American, and German currency, Blair Adams is discovered. What we find most mysterious are the events that occurred in the days before he died.
Blair had been acting very strange, claiming that people were trying to kill him. He had traveled thousands of miles before ending up in Knoxville, Tennessee. According to his family he had began suffering from mood swings and having trouble sleeping. His mother had asked him what was wrong and he had stateted that he could not tell her about it.
On July 5, 1996, he took all the money out of his savings along with thousands of dollars in jewelry, gold, and platinum; and then on July 7 he tried to cross the Canadian-American border but was denied because him being a single man with a large amount of money, he fit the description of a drug trafficker.
The following day Blair goes to his work and quits and then that afternoon, he buys a $1600 round-trip airline ticket from Vancouver to Frankfurt, Germany. After purchasing the ticket he goes to a friends house and says that he needs to get across the border because somone was trying to kill him; the friend replies that he is unable to help him.
On July 9th Blair returns his ticket, rents a car, unable to cross the border, goes to Seattle. He leaves his rental car at the airport and buys a one-way ticket to Washington, D.C., which investigators find strange because it costs twice as much as the round-trip ticket did.
After arriving in Washington, D.C. on July 10, he rents a white Toyota and goes to Knoxville, Tennessee. Not knowing anyone in the area, investigators find this to be strange. Blair arrives at a gas station at 5:30 pm telling the attendant that his rental car won’t start, and the attendant tells him it’s because he has the wrong keys, so then Blair is stranded in Knoxville. A mechanic takes Blair to a hotel, who makes a lasting impression on the manager.
The hotel manager stated that Blair acted nervous, walking in and out of the hotel lobby a total of five times before he ever got a room, and then afterwards he goes out of the hotel and is never seen again, his body turning up 12 hours later.
Blair’s body was found about half a mile hotel, naked from the waist down. There were several strange clues found at the scene where Blair Adams was found. His pants had been removed in a pulling motion and were turned inside out along with his socks. His shoes were off and his shirt had been ripped open. Along with the money that surrounded Blair, a fanny pack was found filled with the gold, jewelry, and platinum next to him. The strangest clue was the rental car key that Blair had lost hours earlier.
The weapon used to provide Blair Adams this deadly blow to his stomach was possibly a club or crowbar, and it had also sliced his forehead open. Blair had put up a fight, the killer pulling locks of hair from Blair’s head and Blair had defensive wounds on his hands. Blair Adams managed to have one long strand of hair in his hand, that investigators believed to belong to his killer. Some of Blair’s injuries seemed to indicate that he had been sexually assaulted.
The night before Blair Adam’s death he was seen with an unidentified male at several restaurants in Knoxville. A composite sketch was made but it is unknow if this man had anything to do with Blair Adam’s murder.
There are many speculations surrounding his murder. The one that seemed to have been imaginary to family and friends about Blair was the one that came to be true. Someone indeed was trying to kill him.
At first it was suspected a robbery had gone wrong, but with the money and jewels not being taken it threw that theory out the window. Then there was the theory it could have possibly been drug related, but there was nothing to support that theory either. The investigators looked into the theory that he may have been killed by a postitute or pimp, but no evidence was found that he had ever used a prostitute.
Blair Adam’s mother later revealed that Blair had traveled to the American South to attend the Olympics and that he also had been previously involved in a romantic relationshi with a male roommate. This could suggest to authorities Blair’s death was the result of a homosexual encounter gone wrong. It is not known why she never told the investgators about the information before.
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