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Woman's Body Found At Motel

Investigators at the Truckers Inn Tuesday afternoon Investigators at the Truckers Inn Tuesday afternoon
Verna Humphries Verna Humphries

MANCHESTER, Tenn. - Manchester police found the body of a woman Tuesday afternoon.

The victim's name is Verna Humphries, who is from the Coffee County community.

A housekeeper found her body in a room at Truckers Inn.

Detectives said Humphries and her boyfriend, who is in Texas, had been leasing a room at the Truckers Inn for the last 30 days.

She was last seen alive Saturday. Detectives believe trauma to the upper part of her body contributed to her death.

Investigators are looking into the possibility of drug activity and prostitution.

Ann Spry said she saw her 45-year-old stepdaughter bruised on Saturday and advised her to go to the hospital.

"I loved her very very much," Spry said.

Humphries has two adult children and grandchildren.

Humphries criminal record includes arrests for theft and criminal trespassing.

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