Pregnant Knoxville woman's death leads to homicide investigation

Pregnant Knoxville woman's death leads to homicide investigation

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Brittany Caroline Eldridge (source: Facebook) Brittany Caroline Eldridge (source: Facebook)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Police have identified a pregnant Knoxville woman who was found dead on Tuesday.

Officers say the death of Brittany Caroline Eldridge, 25, is being treated as a homicide.  She was approximately eight and a half months pregnant.

Officers responded to her apartment at Cross Creek Apartments, 5000 Western Avenue, a little before noon.

A preliminary investigation found Eldridge did not show up for work Tuesday morning. Her employer, Clayton Homes, called Eldridge's mother and asked her to check on her daughter.

When the mother arrived at Eldridge's apartment, she found her dead in the bedroom.

Neighbors say Eldridge seemed nice, kept to herself and had a boyfriend who visited her.

"She never bothered anybody. She went to work, came home and kept to herself really," said neighbor Lulu Alford.

"She's a neighbor who I would not have hesitated to ask for something if I needed something," said Hunter Fox.

Eldridge's body was taken to the forensic center for an autopsy to determine her cause of death.

No arrests have been made and no suspects have been charged.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed early Wednesday morning.

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