$20K reward offered in Peggy Cox cold case in Franklin

$20K reward offered in Peggy Cox cold case in Franklin (Image 1)

A $20,000 reward is now being offered to help police in Franklin solve the city’s only cold case.

Peggy Cox was shot and killed at the Hardee’s drive-through window where she was working on February 1, 1991.

Her daughter, Desiree, said her mom had no enemies.

“I would like to get justice for her,” she said.

Desiree said Peggy was a stay at home mom until her father passed away years earlier from an illness. She said her mom was just trying to get back into the workforce when she took the job at the Hardee’s on Murfreesboro Road in Franklin.

Desiree and her brother, Jude, who were in their 20s at the time, were both employees at the restaurant.

Peggy Cox worked there for two years when she was shot and killed on her 49th birthday.

“Jude heard a male voice place an order through the intercom and then started making the order,” Franklin police Det. Darren Barnes said.

A few moments later, employees heard two shots. Jude ran to his mom and found her lying on the ground.

Det. Barnes said no food was ever given and no money was exchanged. Witnesses only saw a dark colored small Toyota or Nissan leave the scene.

To coincide with the $20,000 reward, Franklin police are launching a huge campaign that includes billboards and special graphics for police cars.

The department has also created a Facebook page and posted a special video featuring Peggy’s story on YouTube.

“I think it’s pretty cool. I appreciate the fact they haven’t forgot about it, just shoved it out of the way,” said Desiree.

“She was special to a lot of people,” said Deputy Chief Deborah Faulkner. “Her family and this community deserve to know who murdered Peggy in cold-blood on her birthday, 23 years ago. We will not stop until that happens.”

Anyone with information on the case should call Franklin police at 615-794-2513 or the Peggy Cox tip line at 615-550-8404.

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