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The Coffee County Sheriff's Office says they suspect foul play after finding the partially-burned body of a young woman is found near a rock quarry in Summitville Saturday afternoon.
The TBI is investigating the case. Saturday a man told Fox 17 he came across the body.
"It's like a horror movie come to life," Gerald Allen said. "Faces of death. You'd never expect you'd see something like that."
Allen, 44 said he came across the body near the opening of a cave in a Summitville rock quarry when he was hiking with his girlfriend and her three daughters Saturday afternoon
"You've got three kids they're screaming and crying because they just witnessed something that you figured they'd never have to witness in their life," Allen said,
Allen said he notified the police, which sealed off the land around the quarry.
"It's just really scary I mean I don't know how to feel about it," said Gloria Cox, who has lived across the street from the quarry for 10 years.
Cox said the area is a popular for hikers and all-terrain vehicles during the day but says at night things got a lot more dangerous.
"There's a lot of drugs and stuff out there and I don't know the crazy stuff going on," Cox said.
Cox says she was afraid something bad would eventually happen on the land across the street, but says she never expected anything like this.
"I just don't know how to feel about it," Cox said. "I wish they could do something to stop it, to stop people from going over there.
The TBI says the woman's body will be sent to Nashville for autopsy.
Sunday, March 10 2013, 01:11 PM CDT
Houston brother will be his own attorney in court
June 18, 2013 13:02 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Roane County man will face federal gun violation charges next month without an attorney.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/17VlXpM ) reported Rocky Joe Houston will represent himself on a charge of possession of a gun by a felon.
The charge came after Houston earlier represented himself in state court on charges stemming from a police chase. He was convicted of evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
Houston and his brother, Leon Houston, were tried, but not convicted, in the 2006 shooting deaths of a Roane County deputy and his ride-along companion.
In federal court, Rocky Joe Houston is claiming the officer who charged him with the felony had no legal authority.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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