MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. - For five long years a Marshall County family has wanted answers. The investigation into how Jennifer Lynn Hinote, a mom of three, died has gone cold, but the family and investigators hope in speaking out, that won't be the case for long.
"She was a beautiful girl," remembered mom Mary Beth Parker, "She had the best smile in the world. She just kind of lit up a room. Any time she walked in, everybody just loved her."
"December of 2013 was the last time I spoke with her," Parker said, "She disappeared. We looked for her. We filed a missing persons report. We looked for her for about a month."
The Marshall County Sheriff's Office put out the word about Hinote's disappearance. A few weeks later, a new investigation started.
Someone found Hinote’s body in January. "They found her in a field next to the Nissan place in Albertville," Parker said.
"I struggled a lot," she added, "But through God, I was able to get through it."
It's been a long five years since then - without answers. "We need some more information," Parker said.
Marshall County Sheriff's Office investigators are actively working this cold case as a homicide. "Ultimately, if we can bring closure to the family, that's our number one goal," said Assistant Chief Deputy Steve Guthrie.
Parker hopes speaking out will help bring a piece of information to light that will finally give them answers. "There is somebody out there," she said, "It's been five years, and I know that somebody knows something about this."
"We just want justice for Jennifer."
If you have any information about this case, call the Marshall County Sheriff's Office at (256)582-2034.