A Cannon County woman is being held under $1 million bond after being charged by authorities with the first-degree murder of her mother.
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 40-year-old April Stowe allegedly murdered her mother, Valerie Jean McFadden, 61, on or near June 23 at the home the two shared at 223 Paschal Road in Readyville.
In cooperation with the Millersville Police Department and with the assistance of the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department, TBI special agents began the investigation after a passerby discovered McFadden’s body on June 23 along a rural road in Millersville.
Agents said during the course of the investigation they developed information leading to the arrest of Stowe. They believe the crime occurred on or around June 23 and that Stowe allegedly attempted to dispose of the victim’s body on Woody Lane in Millersville.
Specific circumstances of the crime and its motive remain under investigation, according to the TBI.
Stowe was transported to the Cannon County Jail under $1,000,000 bond.
Millersville is a small town located in Robertson and Sumner counties and is northeast of Cannon County.