Western Tenn. double-murder suspect found dead

Western Tenn. double-murder suspect found dead

OBION COUNTY, Tenn. (KFVS) - The body of 70-year-old David Vowell, of Martin, Tenn., was recovered in Reelfoot Lake.

An autopsy has been scheduled.

Vowell was considered armed and dangerous by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).

UPDATE - 1/30/21: The body of David Vowell has been recovered in the waters of Reelfoot Lake. He was located around 3...

Posted by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on Friday, January 29, 2021

According to TBI, arrest warrants were filed on Tuesday for Vowell for two counts of first-degree murder.

District Attorney General Tommy Thomas said Vowell’s boat was found on Tuesday morning on Reelfoot Lake, but it was empty.

Walnut Logging Road, off of Highway 157, was blocked off on Tuesday afternoon as investigators searched for him in the Reelfoot Lake Wildlife Management Area.

Agencies continued searching the Reelfoot Lake Wildlife Management Area on Tuesday for an armed and dangerous man in connection to a double homicide.
Agencies continued searching the Reelfoot Lake Wildlife Management Area on Tuesday for an armed and dangerous man in connection to a double homicide. (Source: KFVS)

Anyone who was on or near the north end of Reelfoot Lake and heard or saw anything is urged to contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

The TBI said Chance Black, 26, and Zachery Grooms, 25, both of Weakley County, were killed on Reelfoot Lake on Monday morning, January 25.

The investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE - 1/30/21: The body of David Vowell has been recovered in the waters of Reelfoot Lake. He was located around 3...

Posted by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on Monday, January 25, 2021

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