Double homicide investigation underway: two adults dead, two children safe

Becky Campbell • Updated Dec 4, 2017 at 9:59 PM

Washington County and state investigators were on the scene late Monday of a double homicide in a Gray trailer park, Sheriff Ed Graybeal confirmed from the scene.

“We have a 25-year-old male and 24-year-old female deceased,” Graybeal said. “They weren’t married, but they had two children together.” Those children, ages 3 and 6, were found in the mobile home unharmed. They have been placed in the custody of the Department of Children’s Services, the sheriff said.

Deputies responded to 616 Friendship Court, which is located near Oak Grove Road and Blue Friday Road, after a friend of the couple went to check on them after not hearing from them in two days. Sheriff’s office criminal investigators responded to the scene, and Graybeal also called the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to assist in the investigation.

“We got the call just before 7 p.m. A couple of friends came to check on them and went in the house and found them deceased in the bedroom,” Graybeal said. 

Graybeal said the friends that found the bodies saw that the trailer door was ajar, but they couldn’t get anyone to answer them. They went inside and found their friends dead. Graybeal said there was “a lot of blood,” but the bodies had not been moved to determine what injuries the man and woman suffered.

“We haven't gotten bodies moved to tell if there’s trauma. There’s a lot of blood loss but we can’t tell why,” he said.

The scene was still active around 9:30 p.m. Graybeal said the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Washington County/Johnson City EMS and the medical examiner’s office were on scene.

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