Body Found In Shelbyville Identified

Body FoundThe body found alongside Mullins Mill Road in Shelbyville last Monday has been identified as a Murfreesboro woman.
Lois Jean Espy, 86, apparently lived alone, Bedford County Sheriff Austin Swing said Thursday, but has family in the Nashville area.
Her body was positively identified by the state medical examiner’s office, said Susan Niland, a spokesperson for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
A TBI forensics team is searching her residence for possible evidence, officials said. An online telephone directory indicates Espy, whose maiden name was Parker, lived on Battleground Drive in Murfreesboro.
Espy’s naked body was found a half-mile north of U.S. 41A South around sunrise Monday. Investigators are still not releasing further details such as suspects or the cause of death.
“It’s a death investigation at this time,” a Bedford County detective said Thursday when asked if investigators have a suspect. (Courtesy of Shelbyville Times-Gazette)