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"I'm still shocked and shocked over it you know," said neighbor Bernice Fresso.
Fresso was a friend of 51-year-old McMinnville resident Connie Lou Brown for 10 years.
"You couldn't help but like her,” added Fresso. "She was nice to people, uh huh."
Tuesday, Fresso learned the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identified Brown as the woman whose body was found Saturday in a Summitville rock quarry. The break in the case came through the Warren County Sherriff’s Office.
"We received a report that we had a lady missing yesterday. We passed that information along to Coffee County and the TBI it was a positive match,” said Warren County Sherriff Jackie Metheny.
Investigators believe Brown was shot to death somewhere else and that her body was dumped in the quarry and set on fire.
"It is alarming to think that one of our people has been murdered and also burned in another county," added Sherriff Matheny.
Investigators say Brown had a history of run-ins with the law, but friend say no matter what issues she did have she certainly didn't deserve to die.
"She had a good personality, uh huh...but she had a drinking problem,” said Fresso.
Warren County Sheriff Jackie Metheny says Brown had been in the county jail multiple times. Most recently, she spent 20 days behind bars for violating her probation.
Fresso says the sheriff's department and the TBI investigators have been questioning families all over the neighborhood. She hopes they'll eventually be able to tell her, how and why her friend was killed.
"I'd like to see them find out who did it. I'd like to see and he should be punished,” concluded Fresso.
The TBI is asking anyone with information about this case to call 1-800-TBI-FIND.
Tuesday, March 12 2013, 10:39 PM CDT
Ky. veteran killed in Afghanistan blast
May 17, 2013 23:53 GMT
FORT THOMAS, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky veteran who was working as a civilian contractor in Afghanistan has died in an explosion in Kabul that killed at least 15 people including six Americans.
The father of 26-year-old Michael Robert Bradford of Fort Thomas said his son was smart, good in different sports and about to become a father.
Gary "Moose" Bradford, also of Fort Thomas, told The Kentucky Enquirer (http://bit.ly/12i0nVO ) he found about his son's death from Michael Bradford's wife, Sasha, on Thursday afternoon. He said he was in total disbelief.
The couple's first child is due in a few weeks.
Two American soldiers were killed along with four American civilian contractors with DynCorp International, based in Falls Church, Va.
Other survivors include his mother, Linda Bradford of Johnson City, Tenn.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.