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Hawkins Co. sheriff: Woman badly beaten; unsure if she was shot

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HAWKINS COUNTY, TN (WJHL) -

UPDATE 8/7

Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson tells News Channel 11 he needs the public's help to learn more about a woman's apparent murder.

Sheriff Lawson says Regilla Ann Stacy Dye suffered blunt force trauma to her head. According to Lawson, her injuries were so bad, investigators couldn't tell if someone shot her or not.

A spokesperson from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says it appears someone burglarized the home where they found Dye's body. According to the TBI spokesperson, an autopsy will determine Dye's cause of death.

Sheriff Lawson wants anyone with information about this case to call the Hawkins County Sheriff's Department.


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Murder investigation underway in Hawkins County

There is a murder investigation underway in Hawkins County after someone found a woman's body in a home near the Goshen Valley community.

The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office confirms a man found the body of Regilla Ann Stacy Dye on Monday afternoon in a home on the 400-block of Mountain View School Road. The Sheriff's Office said deputies were under the impression they were responding to a cardiac arrest or an unattended death, but they later determined that Dye's death was suspicious.

The Sheriff's Office says deputies are not releasing any more information right now.

News Channel 11 will continue to follow this story. We will bring you any updates on WJHL.com and on News Channel 11.

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