Police and TBI Continue To Investigate Murder
A passing motorist saw something burning on the side of Awalt Road in Franklin County and found the body of the Motlow nursing student early Monday. Franklin County Sheriff Tim Fuller stated that they have interviewed a number of people in connection with this case. The sheriff stated that Wednesday the investigators gathered evidence in connection with the case but did not elaborate on what they found. Her body was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. According to the sheriff, the autopsy revealed that her death was associated with blunt force trauma. The TBI, along with Franklin County Sheriff’s investigators and Tullahoma Police Investigator Jason Kennedy searched Sharpton’s East Lauderdale apartment gathering evidence, again the officers would not elaborate on the evidence collected. Sharpton’s vehicle was found Monday afternoon in Bedford County parked in the middle of Three Forks Bridge Road. Fuller stated that officers feel that people saw her Ford Mustang sitting in the middle of the road and if they did they will call the sheriff’s department. The sheriff asked that anyone who saw Sharpton Sunday afternoon or night to contact investigators at 931-967-2331 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND and let us know.