The Newport Plain Talk
Local Sports Search Sports Archive The Running Journal SEC Sports
Obituaries Obituaries Archive
Subscribe Today! Learn More About:
Search: Recent News Archives or try Advanced Search
Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy
64 °
Click For Extended Forecast

More Jobs
In Newport, TN

choose text size bigger text smaller text

Decomposing bodies found in Cosby residence


Unidentified individuals concerned about two residents found dead in a house at
4340 Ball Hollow Road, in Cosby, on Thursday, Oct. 5, confer with Administrative
Captain Derrick Woods, center and Lt. Rick Laws, of the Cocke County Sheriff's
Published: 11:16 PM, 10/05/2012

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

COSBY-A family member reportedly went to a residence on Ball Hollow Road, in Cosby, on Thursday, Oct. 4, and made a gruesome discovery: two bodies found dead in the living room, where they had allegedly been decomposing for "probably" a few weeks, Cocke County Sheriff Armando Fontes said.

"We're treating (the case) as a homicide because we don't know yet what happened" to the middle-aged female and a male in his 30's, the sheriff stated.

"We have a very, very good idea who the bodies are, but we're waiting for a medical report" from a medical examiner at the University of Tennessee to perform autopsies, Sheriff Fontes said.

The bodies were found in a rural area at 4340 Ball Hollow Road.

He also said the UT medical examiner was waiting on dental records to be sent by the sheriff's investigators in the case, in order to determine definitely who the adults are.

For more details, please see the latest edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

Print This Story Print This Story Email This Story Email This Story To A Friend

Subscribe to The Newport Plain Talk by clicking SUBSCRIBE. Sign up for Breaking News emails from The Newport Plain Talk by clicking EMAIL ALERTS and inputting your email address next to "Add Me" near the top right corner.

Find more businesses on

Attorneys · Automotive · Health Care · Restaurants Retail · Services · Home & Garden · Recreation


Enter your email address to sign up.
Email Address:
Receive special offers from The Newport Plain Talk.



View All Galleries