TWO MEN FOUND DEAD – TBI INVESTIGATES
A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) into the deaths of two men discovered at an unoccupied house on Dillehay Hollow Road near the Defeated community, Thursday. Over the weekend, the TBI identified the two victims as Devon Clark 38, Murfreesboro, and Shannon Smith, 44, Sparta. Other than identification of the victims, law enforcement authorities have released few details about the incident. Area residents say a vehicle was spotted at the residence Thursday morning.
When the suspicious vehicle had not been moved by Thursday afternoon, it was reported to the sheriff’s department who dispatched deputies to the residence. The TBI was not sure how long the victims had been at the house. The bodies were transported to the state medical examiner’s office in order to determine an approximate time of death and exact cause of death. Information released Friday by the TBI indicated the deaths appeared to be a homicide.
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From The TBI Newsroom:
Around 7 p.m. Thursday, at the request of 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, TBI Special Agents began investigating the discovery of the bodies of two men, who were found outside what appears to be an abandoned house in the 100 block of Dillehay Hollow Road in Pleasant Shade, Smith County.
The deaths appear to be the result of homicide. It has not been determined how long the bodies had been there. One of the victims has been tentatively identified, but the name is being withheld at this time, pending notification of relatives. The other individual has not yet been positively identified. Agents have continued to work through the night and this remains an active investigation.
No additional information was released.
More details as they become available.