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Dandridge woman arrested after husband’s body discovered in shed

Police said the body of 50-year-old Rusty LeRoy Bybee was located in a shed on the property.
Published: Apr. 20, 2021 at 5:58 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 21, 2021 at 10:11 AM EDT
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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -Officials with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said a homicide investigation is underway after a man’s body was discovered in a shed.

Officers with the Jefferson County and White Pine Police Department were called to 1707 Breeze Point Lane in Dandridge for an investigation of a missing person.

Police said the body of 50-year-old Rusty LeRoy Bybee was located in a shed on the property.

Following the investigation, Bybee’s wife, Julie Ann Pope-Bybee, 47, was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder.

Pope-Bybee is currently being held in the Jefferson County Detention Center on a $1 million bond.

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