Sheriff's Office, TBI investigate elderly Seymour woman's suspic

Sheriff's Office, TBI investigate elderly Seymour woman's suspicious death

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Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals says a man called 911 Tuesday just after 4 p.m. from his Bream Court home that he had come home and found his fiance dead. Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals says a man called 911 Tuesday just after 4 p.m. from his Bream Court home that he had come home and found his fiance dead.
Sevier County and TBI officials conducted an investigation and are treating the death as a possible homicide. Sevier County and TBI officials conducted an investigation and are treating the death as a possible homicide.
By KAYLA STRAYER
6 News Reporter


SEYMOUR (WATE) - The Sevier County Sheriff's Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are investigating a woman's suspicious death in Seymour.

Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals says a man called 911 just after 4 p.m. Tuesday from his Bream Court home saying that he had come home and found his fiance dead. Officials are now treating the death as a possible homicide.

Neighbors say the usually quiet street is turned upside down.

"It's a little unnerving because this is a pretty quiet neighborhood and nothing goes on much around here, so it's a little scary," said Linda Harris.

Harris says the woman and her fiance lived together in the house for at least seven years. She says the victim was well known and active around the neighborhood.

"She was very sweet. She would tell me happy birthday and would always be so kind and generous," said Lauren Harris.

With a lot of unanswered questions surrounding the death, the Harris' say they're feeling uneasy.

"Well you know you kind of worry about the safety, especially when you know there's a lot of woods where people can come through the back and go into a house, and to murder somebody is a whole different concern," said Linda Harris.

The victim's identity and cause of death are being withheld pending notification of next of kin and autopsy results.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Sevier County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division at (865) 428-1899.

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