TOP PHOTO: Four bodies were found in this home that sits not too far off Gen. Carl Stiner Highway.
LAFOLLETTE, TN (UPDATE) – The names of the individuals involved in what authorities believe was a murder-suicide have been released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The investigation began with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office being joined by the TBI in the case that started on Aug. 3 when a CCSO deputy went to the home on Log Home Lane on a welfare check.
The bodies of the mother, Daisy Irene Brown, 55, her daughter, Michelle Kara Brown, 27, and sons, Jonathan Ian Brown, 19, and John Matthew Brown, 29, were found inside the brick home, according to the TBI.
Information from officials with the CCSO is that the husband-father, Jed Brown, passed away the week before. In the days following his death, a friend could not reach any of the family members, and that’s when a welfare check was requested. The investigation continues. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/17/2022-6AM)
LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL WLAF) – Officials with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department report that at 1:49pm Wednesday, August 3, a deputy was sent to a home east of La Follette for a welfare check.
At a home at 144 Log Home Lane the officer discovered four bodies in what is believed to be a murder-suicide.
The family living at the home had not been heard from since last week after the father passed away from natural causes. Also last month, according to dispatch records, officers responded to the same home on a neighbor dispute call.
Once at the home this afternoon, deputies were unable to make contact with anyone inside of the home, but all of the family vehicles were in the driveway. Deputies then made forcible entry into the house, where they made the discovery. Detectives were then called to the scene.
“We’ve called in the TBI to assist our detectives in the investigation,” said Sheriff Robbie Goins. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/03/2022-6PM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLOTTE UNDERWOOD-UPDATED 08/17/2022-6AM))