Daughter Of Woman Found Murdered Searching For Answers
by Shannon Royster
SUMMITVILLE, Tenn. – The daughter of a woman found murdered at a rock quarry said she is searching for answers as to what happened to her mother, 51-year-old Connie Lou Brown.
"She's got a huge support group up north. They're not going to let this rest," said Connie's daughter Candace Smith.
Smith drove to Coffee County from Indiana, and was escorted by Coffee County investigators to the very spot her mother's body was found.
The body was discovered at a rock quarry in Coffee County near Summitville Road earlier this month. Brown had been shot and badly burned.
"Our family and support system is shocked because she was the type of person everybody loved," Smith said.
Investigators said they have no leads. "We sure don't want this to happen to anybody else," said Coffee County Investigator Chad Partin. "We have a dangerous person on the streets."
"Just please, even if it's a relative or friend who did this put yourself in our shoes. You would want closure as well," Smith said. "It's important we know who did this."
"If this happened to Ms. Brown, what's going to keep it from happening to someone else walking down the road," Partin said.
Investigators and Smith believe her mother was killed somewhere else and then her body was taken to the quarry.
"A part of me feels she was probably dead before they got her here because my mom was a fighter," Smith said. "She wouldn't just let someone bring her here."
Detectives said they're waiting for lab results for confirmation. "I just wonder how could one person do this on their own," Smith said. "It's going to be in the back of our minds. Who did this, and why they did it. So please let us know."
Police have asked anyone with information to call the Coffee County Sheriff's Department at (931) 728-3591.