Woman charged with father's murder after TBI finds human remains in Hardin County home

Posted at 12:49 PM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 20:16:07-05

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (WTVF) — Authorities have charged a woman with murder in connection with her elderly father’s death in Hardin County.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said 53-year-old LeAnne Peace was arrested after human remains were found at a home on Pleasant Street in Savannah.

According to investigators, Peace had lived at the house with her 80-year-old father, Jack Peace. A neighbor told Burt Staggs with Tennessee River Valley News that there were four dogs at that home – three were mostly inside and one was outside.

The neighbor called animal control when he noticed the dogs appeared to been abandoned.

When investigators arrived, they found remains belonging to a human and a dog inside a tote, Staggs reported. He said a portion of a femur and human skull were also found. The TBI said it's unclear when Jack Peace died.

Authorities arrested Peace in Kentucky on a charge of aggravated animal abuse. Once they brought her back to Hardin County, she was charged with first-degree murder, aggravated elder abuse and abuse of a corpse.

Her bond was set at $1 million. Staggs also reported that Peace was her father’s caretaker and investigators will look into what happened to his social security checks.