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Ongoing Murder Investigation

The Weakley County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case involving a Weakley County couple who reportedly killed a family member of one of the accused and attempted to bury the victim’s body near the Jolley Springs area of Highway 190.

According to a press release issued by the WCSD, Jessica Rena Thompson claimed her niece, Mandy Noe, was missing and the last time she had contact with the victim was January 22, 2022, when her niece reportedly went to visit family in Georgia. Thompson filed the report at the WCSD Wednesday, February 2. It was discovered there had been a domestic dispute the night before between Mrs. Thompson and her husband, Christopher Thomas Thompson. He was taken into custody and charged with domestic assault.

During the investigation and interview, officers determined Noe was Chris Thompson’s niece and she was reportedly killed during a dispute between the couple and the victim on or about January 21, 2022.

According to the release, the investigation showed after the incident, the couple took steps to bury Noe’s body on the couple’s property.

WCSD Capt. Marty Plunk applied for a search warrant to search the property off of Highway 190 in the Jolley Springs area. Mandy Noe’s body was discovered in a clandestine grave on the property by WCSD Sheriff Mike Wilson, Capt. Terry McDade, Plunk, Invs. Neil Cantrell and Mason Wortham, along with members of the Weakley County Ambulance Service.

Christopher Thompson has been charged, currently, with second-degree murder and tampering with evidence. He is being held on a $250,000 bond.

Jessica Rena Thompson is charged with accessory after the fact second-degree murder, tampering with evidence and filing a false report. She is held on a $75,000 bond.


  1. Stacy on March 24, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    I hope they do time to bad they couldn’t get the death penalty. She was a very sweet girl her twin brother had been trying to get her to come back home in Iowa for quite some time before this happened she was mentally slow. how could you do that to someone like her it be like doing that to a child so if a child got on there nerves doesn’t seem to take a scientist of what they would do as a child. They’re not fit society television society if they do that for someone getting on their nerves then how many have they gotten away with. Mandy’s mom had passed away a few years ago she would be devastated you know her little girl was murdered and just buried like some garbage pile in the yard I hope Mandy made it home to be buried in Iowa with her mom I mean for real that was somebody’s child I guess they have no remorse so it wouldn’t matter if it was their child or not I pray to God they get what’s coming to them

  2. Betty on July 13, 2022 at 8:47 am

    Any updates on this case

    • Randy Sutton on October 23, 2022 at 7:31 am

      I am also curious what is going on with this case? Haven’t heard much more about it. It is a sad situation all the way around, Chris was my best friend growing up while we were teenagers on into our 20s and 30s, he then moved away from Kansas and distance made us distant.

  3. Lacy on November 2, 2023 at 10:01 pm

    Christopher Thompson just was sentence. He received 20 years @ 85% Jessica Thompson is still awaiting charges.

  4. Triston Minor on November 13, 2023 at 11:09 am

    Obviously, y’all aren’t close enough to be in family so worry about y’all self everything has been settled

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