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"I'm still shocked and shocked over it you know," said neighbor Bernice Fresso.
Fresso was a friend of 51-year-old McMinnville resident Connie Lou Brown for 10 years.
"You couldn't help but like her,” added Fresso. "She was nice to people, uh huh."
Tuesday, Fresso learned the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identified Brown as the woman whose body was found Saturday in a Summitville rock quarry. The break in the case came through the Warren County Sherriff’s Office.
"We received a report that we had a lady missing yesterday. We passed that information along to Coffee County and the TBI it was a positive match,” said Warren County Sherriff Jackie Metheny.
Investigators believe Brown was shot to death somewhere else and that her body was dumped in the quarry and set on fire.
"It is alarming to think that one of our people has been murdered and also burned in another county," added Sherriff Matheny.
Investigators say Brown had a history of run-ins with the law, but friend say no matter what issues she did have she certainly didn't deserve to die.
"She had a good personality, uh huh...but she had a drinking problem,” said Fresso.
Warren County Sheriff Jackie Metheny says Brown had been in the county jail multiple times. Most recently, she spent 20 days behind bars for violating her probation.
Fresso says the sheriff's department and the TBI investigators have been questioning families all over the neighborhood. She hopes they'll eventually be able to tell her, how and why her friend was killed.
"I'd like to see them find out who did it. I'd like to see and he should be punished,” concluded Fresso.
The TBI is asking anyone with information about this case to call 1-800-TBI-FIND.
Tuesday, March 12 2013, 10:39 PM CDT
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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