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Update: Sevier fatalities result of murder-suicide

1:34 PM, Dec 24, 2012   |    comments
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Two people found dead at a Sevier County property died as a result of a murder-suicide, according to the sheriff.

William B. Davis, 51, and Shannon F. Whaley, 52, were found deceased at a residence on New Era Rd., sheriff Ron Seals said.

Investigators believe Davis killed Whaley, who was his mother-in-law, then took his own life in a camper on the property. There had been an ongoing dispute between the two, the sheriff said.

Investigators are awaiting the results of autopsies.

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The Sevier County Sheriff's Office and TBI are investigating the deaths of two people found in Sevier County Saturday morning.

Sheriff Ron Seals said a man called 911 at approximately 8:30 a.m. after he found his wife dead inside their home on New Era Road.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found a man dead inside a camper trailer located on the same property.

Authorities said they are interviewing several people and are conducting an on-scene investigation at this time.

Stay with wbir.com for the latest on this developing investigation.

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