published Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Vehicle sought in Franklin County burned-body investigation

State and local authorities in Franklin County are seeking a vehicle in connection with the discovery early today of a woman’s burned body found surrounded by flaming grass on a rural roadside near Winchester, Tenn., according to officials.

Authorities are looking for a red 1995 Ford Mustang bearing Tennessee license plate number 533-SBB, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Detective Chris Guess said this afternoon.

Guess said in a news release that deputies answered a call about 1:18 a.m. CDT today from a motorist who had spotted what they thought to be a grass fire. But when the driver turned around to check it out, officers said, the driver found a partially burned corpse.

Authorities ask that anyone with information about the missing Mustang or the incident to call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 931-967-2331 or the TBI at 1-800-824-3463 (1-800-TBI-FIND).

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

about Ben Benton...

Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...

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