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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
Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 22:00 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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