$5K reward offered for new details in 2020 North Nashville cold case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — It’s been just over four years since a woman was found dead near a North Nashville road after being shot multiples times.

However, Metro Nashville police are still trying to figure out who is responsible for 35-year-old Lakayla Garrett’s murder. Authorities said Garrett was found around 9:30 p.m. on March 25, 2020, by a couple of firemen who were driving down Herman Street.

The firefighters pulled over after spotting her lying face down in the grass next to the road, but when they went to render aid, officials said they discovered Garrett had been shot multiple times and was dead.

Witnesses reported seeing Garrett walking down the street alone shortly before they heard gunfire, but little else is known about the moments before her murder. Officials are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for anyone who can provide information leading to her killer.

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Anyone who has information is asked to contact the MNPD’s Cold Case Unit at 615-862-7329 or Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.