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Death of elderly woman being treated as homicide

On Sunday, December 6, 2015 at approximately 9:47 pm, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department officers were dispatched by Johnson County ECD -911 to the residence of 707 Shaw Ward Road in reference to an 83-year-old missing female. Upon arrival to the residence and search of the immediate area, the female reported missing was located approximately 100 yards from the residence outside and was found to be deceased. Johnson County Sheriff’s Department Investigators were then notified. Upon their arrival, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) was notified.

Investigators, along with TBI, will be treating the incident as a homicide until it is concluded to be otherwise. This is an open investigation in which details will be limited at this time. If anyone has any information about this incident is asked to please call the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department at 423-727-7761.