Persons of interest in double homicide now in custody

5:35 PM, Mar 16, 2012   |    comments
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Christopher Allen Jones and Tabitha Whitlock Burgos were taken into custody just after 5 pm on Friday, near Highway 321/East Parkway between Cosby and Gatlinburg.

Sheriff Steve Burns says the two are "persons of interest" in the murders of Cortney Amber Thompson and Terrence Logan Stewart.

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Officials say they need help locating two persons of interest in the double homicide case from Greene County.

The first person of interest is Chris Allen Jones. Jones, 31, is described as a white male with brown hair and hazel eyes with an obvious injury to his left pupil. He is 5'10", 150 pounds. He has a tattoo on the left side of his neck, right arm tattoo of Jesus with a heart and barbed wire, and a left arm tattoo of a man playing a musical instrument.

The second person of interest is Tabitha Whitlock who sometimes goes by Burgos or Todd. Whitlock, 32, is described as a white female with long black hair. She is 5'6", 150 pounds.

They are believed to be driving a blue 2000 Honda Accord LX with license plate number DO488T.

Police say Jones may be armed and is potentially dangerous.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Greene Co. Sheriff's Office at (423) 798-1800 or the Cocke Co. Sheriff's Office at (423) 623-6004.

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Cocke County Sheriff Armando Fontes says that the green BMW was found in Newport by an off-duty deputy.

The Cocke Co. Sheriff's Department is working in supportive role in the investigation, working with the Greene County Sheriff's Office, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the District Attorney's Office in this case.

Authorities are still looking for a 2000, blue/gray Honda Accord. If you have any information, you can call the Cocke County Sheriff's Department at 423-623-6023 or leave an anonymous tip on their website at

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Greene County Sheriff Steve Burns has identified the victims of an apparent double homicide.  

Cortney Amber Thompson, 20, and Terrence Logan Stewart, 21, both died from gunshot wounds, Burns said.

He believes the pair were in a relationship and lived in Cocke County. 

Burns said Sunday afternoon they are still investigating and would not comment on a motive for the killings.

Investigators are asking for the public's help in finding the victim's vehicles.  They're looking for a 1990 green BMW and a 2000 gray Honda Accord.

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Greene County officials are investigating a possible double homicide.

Sheriff Steve Burns says someone discovered two bodies under the river bridge off Newport Highway around 7 a.m. Sunday.

The bodies were that of a black man and white woman, according to the sheriff. Both appeared to be in either their late 20s or early 30s.

Investigators are working to determine their identities and believe they may be from either Jefferson or Cocke County.

Greene County officials are working with officials from those counties to determine in which county the two were killed.

The victims' bodies have been taken to the Quillen College of Medicine where autopsies will be conducted. 


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EDITOR'S NOTE: WBIR has updated this story with the correct victim information. The Greene County Sheriff's Department originally told WBIR the victim was 42-year old Terrence Andre Stewart. The Sheriff's Department corrected their mistake and WBIR updated the story with the correct information.


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