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Investigation Continues In Tullahoma Nursing Student's Death

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TULLAHOMA, Tenn. - Law enforcement officials said they are continuing to gather information about the death of a nursing student found dead in July in Tullahoma.

Franklin County District Attorney Mike Taylor told The Tullahoma News he's been meeting with sheriff's investigators about the case of 24-year-old Megan Sharpton of Tullahoma.

Taylor said he's waiting on analysis of evidence sent to the TBI Crime Lab and that investigators are following up on some new information.

A driver discovered the burning body of Sharpton early July 2 at the Awalt Bridge in Franklin County. Her car was found later the same day about 20 miles away.

Her death was ruled a homicide and detectives said preliminary reports indicated that Sharpton died of blunt force trauma.

No arrests have been made, but cadaver dogs have found "interesting evidence" in the area where Sharpton's body was discovered.

Although family, friends and many others are anxiously awaiting an arrest or arrests, investigators said they were working to develop an air-tight case.

Franklin County Sheriff Tim Fuller said investigators have been working long hours on the case.

Anyone with information has been asked to call the Franklin County Sheriff's Office at 931-967-2331 or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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