4 Bodies Found in Vehicle in Cumberland County in TN

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UPDATE: 9/12/13 4:48 PM CDT

CRAB ORCHARD, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities believe the four people found shot to death in a car in central Tennessee were deliberately targeted and not the victims of random violence.

Cumberland County Deputy District Attorney General Gary McKenzie said investigators are still working to identify the victims. He described them as young and said some may be juveniles. He also said at least one of the victims was female.

The bodies were discovered by a resident of the Renegade Mountain resort community who saw the parked car on his way to work at about 7 a.m. Thursday. The community is on 3,000 wooded acres, about 50 miles west of Knoxville.

McKenzie said investigators have developed leads they are pursuing. They do not believe the shooter was among the victims.

CRAB ORCHARD, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says four people have been found shot to death in a car in Cumberland County.

TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm says the agency's violent crime response team was called to the scene on Renegade Mountain near Crossville on Thursday morning.

She said the car was found near an abandoned guard shack at a resort community about 50 miles west of Knoxville.

The Renegade Mountain Resort was built in 1969 as part of a gated community, and at one time had a lounge, restaurant, lodge and ski slope. The lodge burned down in 2000.

Homeowners association president John Moore said the resort's owners got rid of the controlled access in 2010. He said a resident found the bodies on the way to work in the morning.

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