When Weight Loss Leads To Murder: The Terrifying Story of Heather Palumbo-Jones

featured-imageWho hasn’t wanted to lose a little weight from time to time? Each year, countless Americans embark on fitness plans in an effort to lighten up, and while few succeed, everyone who gives it a shot should be celebrated! For Heather Palumbo-Jones, though, her weight loss journey turned from fairy tale to murder mystery almost overnight! How? What did she do to bring on her gruesome demise?


Keep reading to learn about the strange story of a Tennessee family and the crime that sent a small town into chaos. Just a warning… slide 2 may have you sleeping with one eye open tonight!


#12 Heather Palumbo

001-12-heather-palumbo-719483Heather Palumbo-Jones was a thriving kindergarten teacher in Germantown, Tennessee. She and her husband Chris had two beautiful children, one boy and one girl, and she was thrilled about the positive changes she was making in her life… For Heather, life couldn’t have been better — except for one little thing.

#11 Chris Jones

002-11-chris-jones-719506Heather’s husband, Chris Jones, was a successful businessman and a loving father. For him and Heather, it truly was love at first sight! But, as Heather began to make some healthy and positive steps towards improving her life, Chris’ usually happy demeanor turned jealous, angry, and vengeful. Still, Heather kept going with what she knew was good for her!

#10 A Dramatic Transformation

003-10-a-dramatic-transformation-719545After years of being fed up (pun intended) with her body and being overweight, Heather began a serious diet and exercise plan. She was thrilled with the changes she saw in her body, and the 160-pound weight loss the scale showed certainly helped her confidence! Unfortunately, someone else wasn’t quite as happy…

#9 Newfound Freedom

004-9-newfound-freedom-719565As Heather lost weight, her confidence soared. This led to her feeling more comfortable going out and meeting people, running in local 5k races, and socializing with those other than her coworkers. This all made Chris incredibly jealous. He feared Heather was going to leave him for a younger man. At one point, he even told her that she needed to gain all her hard-lost weight back!

#8 A Struggling Marriage

005-8-a-struggling-marriage-719585Chris’ frustration and anger quickly turned into rage, leading him to physically abuse Heather. Fearing for her safety, she fled with the children and filed for divorce. She also filed a restraining order against Chris. Finally, it seemed like she and her kids were going to be able to live safe and happy lives…