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.