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Victims Of Cumberland Co. Quadruple Murder Identified

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Tenn. – Investigators have released the identities of the four victims in the Cumberland County quadruple murder case.

The victims were identified as 22-year-old Danielle "Rikki" Jacobsen, 16-year-old John Lajeunesse and two 17-year-olds, Steven Presley and Dominic Davis.

A car containing the bodies was discovered by a resident of the community at the former Renegade Mountain resort in Cumberland County, about 50 miles west of Knoxville on Thursday morning.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested suspect Jacob Allen Bennett Friday in connection with the shooting deaths.

TBI Director Mark Gwyn said in a press conference Friday that Jacob Allen Bennett was arrested on a parole violation in Rhea County late Thursday. Gwyn said law enforcement officials "believe that we have the person that committed these crimes."

Their bodies have been taken to the medical examiner's office for autopsy.

Law enforcement officials declined to discuss any possible motives for the shootings.

The community is on 3,000 wooded acres, about 50 miles west of Knoxville.

The Renegade Mountain Resort was built in 1969 as part of a gated community, and at one time had a lounge, restaurant, lodge and ski slope. The lodge burned down in 2000.

Moore said the community's owners got rid of the controlled access in 2010.

A post on the Renegade Mountain Facebook page said, in part: "There was a multiple murder with in Renegade Resort earlier this morning. Full time residents passing the area will be stopped and questioned As to who they are and what they are doing here, then allowed to travel on. Anyone with knowledge of a blue car sitting about 100 feet into the Eagle's nest lower entrance is asked to call the Cumberland County Sheriff's office at once."

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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