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Murder In The Heartland Tiffanie Adams Was 20 Years Old When She Went Missing

The person behind Tiffanie's missing case was her stepbrother Johnus Orr.

Tiffanie Adams and her unborn child were brutally assassinated back in 2014. 

Tiffanie Adams’ story is documented in the Murder In The Heartland episode titled A Killer Step. 


  • Tiffanie was raised by her mother, Christina Orr, and stepfather, Bruce Adams.
  • Tiffanie Adams went missing on November 7, 2014. Later, her remains were found on December 30, 2014.
  • In Tiffanie Adams’ missing case, her stepbrother, Johnus Orr, was found guilty and sentenced to 120 years in prison on July 29, 2018.

Murder in the Heartland is a 1993 television miniseries that aired on ABC. The documentary series can also be watched on FuboTV, Investigation Discovery, and Discovery+.

Episode 16 of season 6 will be released on Investigation Discovery on May 15, 2024, at 9 pm EST. 


Murder In The Heartland (2024)

Murder In The Heartland is a documentary series. The episode titled A Killer Step focuses on the story of Tiffanie Adams.


Drama Thriller Comedy Documentary
Release DateMay 15, 2024
CastsJoel Searls
Eric Laney
Natalie De Vincentiis
WritersAri Mark
Phil Lott
DirectorsBrenden Clark
Ari Mark
Phil Lott

Tiffanie Adams Was Only 20 Years Old

Tiffanie Adams was born on June 7, 1994, in Terre Haute, Indiana. At the time of decease, she was 20 years old. 

Her stepfather, Bruce Adams, raised her; he assumed her responsibility and thus took the place of her biological father. Tiffanie Adams’ biological mother’s name is Christina Orr.

Tiffanie had two ex-boyfriends, Donnie Baron and Paul Arten McHenry. She was eight months pregnant with boyfriend Bryanston Edward Adams at the time of her passing.

Tiffianie’s Remains Were Discovered 55 Days Later After Going Missing

On November 7, 2014, Tiffanie Adams went missing. Later, on December 30, 2014, her remains were found in a cornfield by two farmers. 

A red fleece jacket was wrapped around her neck, with a left found inside the knot, which indicated she had been murdered in that cornfield. 

Tiffanoe had sustained a broken rib due to trauma, and her unborn child passed away due to suffocation.

According to court documents, Tiffanie called her father, Bruce, three times around 1 pm on the day she went missing. 

Bruce said he heard Tiffanie’s and another man’s voices during her last call. 

The investigation of the incident started suddenly, and the police started to suspect Tiffanie’s stepbrother, Johnus Orr because he had allegedly threatened Tiffanie Adams in the summer of 2013. 

Moreover, a forensic test revealed evidence of red fleece matched with Johnus Orr. Then, Johnus was charged with two counts of murder of Tiffanie Adams and her unborn child. 

Johnus was found guilty and sentenced to 120 years on July 29, 2018. He is imprisoned at the Miami Correctional Level 3 Facility in Bunker Hill, Indiana. 

Additional Information

  • Tiffanie’s phone was found in the depths of Lake Sullivan on August 27, 2015.
  • The Indiana police identified the remains of Tiffanie Adams through her dental records. 
  • The autopsy report of Tiffanie shows that her body contained Benadryl and 0.24 percent ethanol. 
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