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Jennifer and Adrianna Wix

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In the summer of 2003, Jennifer Wix, a 20-year-old mother of one, was living with her aunt when she started dating Joey Benton. At first, Jennifer was excited for her new relationship. But things quickly went downhill - Joey was controlling, mean, and violent. The relationship was unstable, and they would often break up then get back together again.


By March of 2004, Jennifer and her baby Adrianna were living with Joey and his parents out on their rural northern Tennessee property. Jennifer’s family was worried about the safety of Jennifer and Adrianna, Jennifer assured them everything would be okay. But everything wasn’t okay. Jennifer was having serious issues with Joey and his parents.


On March 24, Jennifer called her mom Kathy to tell her about all the horrible things she’d been going through lately. She said it was clear Joey’s family didn’t want her or Adrianna to stay with them. Their behavior and attitude toward her had escalated and she was scared.


Kathy asked if she could come pick up Jennifer and Adrianna, but Jennifer said no. She would take care of it. Before they got off the phone, Jennifer said she’d call Kathy the next day. But Kathy never heard from Jennifer, or Adrianna, again.


21-year-old Jennifer and two-year-old Adrianna were last heard from on March 25, 2004. It’s believed they went missing from Cross Plains, Tennessee. Jennifer is a white woman with brown eyes. At the time of her disappearance, she was 5’4” - 5’6”, 125-135 pounds. Her brown hair had red highlights, and she wore silver oval shaped glasses. She has a tribal tattoo on her lower back. Her ears are pierced twice, and her tongue is pierced once.


At the time of her disappearance, Adrianna was 3’5”, 25 pounds. She is a white girl with brown hair and blue/green eyes. She has a birthmark on the front of her upper right thigh. She may go by the nickname Nina.


Anyone with information is asked to contact the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office at 615-384-7971, submit a tip on the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office website, or call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND. Callers remain anonymous. There is currently a $25,000 reward.


The family is raising funds for a PI and a reward fund. Please share and donate if you can: https://gofund.me/52fd60eb


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Garrett, Sabrina. “What Happened to Jennifer & Adrianna?” The Gallatin News, 17 May 2018, https://www.gallatinnews.com/news/what-happened-to-jennifer-adrianna/article_3a623598-5a01-11e8-b0f9-bf2192a3646d.html.


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