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Police: Kingsport woman was bludgeoned to death in her home, weapons stolen

October 19th, 2011 11:12 am by Rain Smith

KINGSPORT — Kingsport police have released more information regarding the homicide of a 65-year-old Kingsport woman, saying she was bludgeoned to death as she sat on a couch in her living room.

Police report the murder was "extremely brutal" and "very violent," adding a tool box containing guns and knives was stolen from her home.

At approximately 12:30 Sunday afternoon Betty Sue Short was discovered dead in her residence, 361 Barnett Drive, apartment 2. Police report her son arrived home to discover the body.

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