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Sale of Prescription Drugs Could Be Factor In Murder Case

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The murder of a woman inside her home near Ashland City highway is the focus of Crime Stoppers. Rebecca Pruitt was killed this past summer,  and the illegal sale of prescription drugs could be a factor in the case.

Police hope someone saw something that can help them solve the case.

On Thursday July 9 just before 10 a.m. a family member did a welfare check on Rebecca Pruitt. She would not answer her phone.

In the 5000 block of Bull Run Road the family member and a neighbor entered the home and found Pruitt's body.

"There were obvious signs of a struggle in the home," said Russell Thompson, Metro Nashville Police Department.

Metro police investigated and discovered Pruitt was selling prescription drugs from her home.   Police said the 58-year-old had a medical background.

"We feel the motive was robbery because of the signs of the struggle, but there were still pills at the scene, so we don't know they were there for the pills," said Thompson.

Pruitt's home is out in a rural part of Davidson County, so police believe someone drove to her home to commit the murder. Police said it's possible that more than one person drove in the car.

"If there was an individual that drove someone there and waited in the car and didn't know what was going to happen or didn't know what happened inside, that person needs to come forward, because right now they're just a witness," said Thompson.

Police know Pruitt was alive the night before, because at 8 p.m. a family member talked to her.

Investigators want to hear from anyone who may have seen a vehicle or any other activity around Pruitt's home between the hours of 8 p.m. and 10 a.m.

If you have information about the murder of Rebecca Pruitt call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

You can also text Crime Stoppers anonymously. Text the word CASH and send your message to CRIMES.

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