LAFOLLETTE, Tenn. (WATE) — Four people were found dead at a Campbell County home on Wednesday after deputies were sent to the residence to conduct a welfare check.
Wednesday afternoon deputies with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office were sent to a home on Log Home Lane in LaFollette to perform a welfare check. According to CCSO, the family living at the home had not been heard from for a week after the father died due to natural causes.
At the home, all of the family vehicles were in the driveway but deputies were not able to contact anyone inside the home. This led them to force their way inside where they found four people dead as the result of an apparent murder-suicide.
The sheriff’s office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are investigating the deaths according to Sheriff Robbie Goins.
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The identities of the deceased have not been released.