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2 charged after woman’s body found in Sevier County

Officials said it is an active investigation.
Robert S. Holmes, 51, and Amy J. Brumfield, 33, of were charged with Abuse of a Corpse. /
Robert S. Holmes, 51, and Amy J. Brumfield, 33, of were charged with Abuse of a Corpse. /(Sevier County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Aug. 6, 2020 at 10:34 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 7, 2020 at 4:04 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Sevier County Sheriff’s Office officials said two people are now in custody in connection to the discovery of a woman’s body Thursday morning.

Sheriff Ron Seals said deputies responded to reports of a body found on the 3600 block of Boogertown Road around 6:45 a.m.

Officers and EMS arrived on the scene and found the body of 32-year-old Marissa Sutton, in the grass near the edge of a parking lot at Oldham’s Creek Baptist Church, according to reports.

An investigation revealed Sutton died of what officials believe to be a drug overdose at another location. Her body was then reportedly taken to the location on Boogertown road by Robert Holmes, 51, and Amy Brumfield, 33.

Brumfield and Holmes were arrested Thursday night and charged with abuse of a corpse. The two are being held in the Sevier County Jail as that wait to be arraigned.

Officials said an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. This is an active investigation.

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