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Murder in the Heartland, Parents Christina Orr and Bruce Adams Mourn Tiffanie Adams’ Loss

Tiffanie Adams tragically lost her life to murder, along with her unborn child, in 2014, leaving her parents and family in huge grief.

According to FindLaw by Thomson Reuters, Tiffanie, aged 20 at the time, was eight months pregnant with Brynsten Edward Adams.


  • Tiffanie had a close relationship with her stepfather, Bruce Adams, and her mother, Christina Orr.
  • Tiffanie Adams, aged 20 and eight months pregnant at the time, tragically lost her life to murder in 2014.
  • Her disappearance was covered in the television show “Murder in the Heartland,” the episode “A Killer Step” focuses on her story.

Her last known sighting was on November 5, 2014, when she left her father’s home.

Devastated by the loss, Tiffanie’s family spoke out about her murder, confirming her identity after authorities discovered her body in Sullivan County, Indiana.

The episode “A Killer Step” from season 6 of “Murder in the Heartland,” airing on Investigation Discovery on May 15, 2024, at 9 pm EST, follows the story of Tiffanie Adams.

Tiffanie Adams’ Close Relationship with Step-Father Bruce Adams & Mother Christina Orr

Tiffanie Renee Adams was born on June 7, 1994, in Terre Haute, Indiana, to Christina Orr and Chris Bolinger Adams.

While the information about her biological father is limited, her mother married Bruce Adams, who then became Tiffanie’s stepfather.

Moreover, growing up, Tiffanie was raised by her stepfather, Bruce, who assumed the role of her father figure. She shared a strong bond with Bruce and regularly visited him.

After some time, her mother, Christina, remarried yet again, this time to Brian Orr. Interestingly, Adams’ father, Bruce, resided across the street from Brian and Christina.

Adams had been living at her father, Bruce’s, house prior to her disappearance, and the last reported sighting of her was while she was walking from Bruce’s house to Christina Orr’s.

While Bruce was away on an errand, Tiffanie planned to visit her mother’s place in the same neighborhood to get some prescription pain medication allegedly she was addicted to.

While Tiffanie maintained a close bond with Bruce, her mother, and Brian reportedly had a strained relationship with him.

Despite the family’s complex relationships, Tiffanie’s loved ones, including her stepfather, Bruce Adams, and mother, Christina Orr, spoke out about her tragic murder.

Tiffanie’s father, Bruce, shared that he will carry the hurt of losing her for the rest of his days, conveying the deep loneliness he experiences in her absence.

Additional Information

  • Adams’ stepbrother, Johnus Luke Orr, was found guilty of strangling her to death in a cornfield.
  • Johnus Orr was convicted of two counts of murder for the deaths of Tiffanie Adams and her unborn child.
  • As the Terre Haute Tribune-Star reported, he was sentenced to 120 years in prison on July 29, 2018, following his conviction.

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