Sheriff: 1 in custody after woman found dead in box

Sheriff: 1 in custody after woman found dead in box

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PUTNAM COUNTY, TN (WJHL) -

One person is in custody after a woman was found dead and a man was injured at a home in Putnam County Wednesday.

Sheriff David Andrews told News 2 the woman's body was discovered inside a box located at the home in the 8000 block of Rice Road in Baxter, about 100 miles east of Nashville.

He said the box the woman was inside is less than four feet wide and approximately two feet deep.

The woman's identity and cause of death were not immediately released.  Sheriff Andrews said she is a white female in her 20s.

The man was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with unknown injuries.  His condition has yet to be released.

Officials said they believe the two victims were in a relationship.

The person in custody, whose identity has yet to be released, was a friend of the two, authorities said.

Charges have yet to be filed.

No additional information was given.  The investigation is ongoing.

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