Christina Cowan spent Monday sifting through what was left of her childhood home in Hartford. It was destroyed after a Saturday night fire that deputies call a possible homicide.
"This was our home. We grew up here," she said.
Shortly before, she found an old picture of her only sibling, Terri Henderson. She was one of three people who lived in the house when the fire broke out. Henderson's boyfriend Sherman Ellison and their son Riley, 2, also resided in the Henderson Road mobile home.
"They loved it here, they loved it. They had every opportunity to move; they just loved the mountain," Cowan added.
The remains of two adult bodies, one man and one woman, were found in the debris Sunday; a child's body was found Monday.
However, investigators cannot fully link if the bodies are those of Cowan's loved ones at this time.
"There are some things that just don't make sense that we're looking at to take the course of this being a potential homicide," said Cocke County Sheriff Armando Fontes.
Deputies are now looking for Henderson's missing Nissan Maxima, which was not at the residence at the time of the blaze.
The sheriff said it was seen with an unknown man driving it shortly after the fire broke out.
"If the individuals who own this vehicle are the victims, we want to know why someone else has their vehicle," Sheriff Fontes said.
Until that piece of evidence is found and the bodies are identified, Cowan said she won't have closure.
"This was uncalled for... uncalled for," Cowan added.
The sheriff's department is looking for the 2000 Nissan Maxima that belonged to the couple who own the home. It has Cocke County license tag #810YCW. According to investigators, it had a front cracked windshield, loud exhaust, and tinted windows.
If you have seen a car matching that description, you are asked to call 423-623-3064.
Investigators are working to determine what led to a fire that left three people dead in Cocke County.
Cocke County Sheriff Armando Fontes says the fire happened around 8:30 pm Saturday night. The mobile home was located on Henderson Road in the Grassy Fork Community, near Hartford.
The bodies of two adults and a child were found inside. Sheriff Fontes says that Terri Henderson and Sherman Ellison lived in that home with their son, Riley. He cannot confirm they are the victims of the fire until autopsies have been performed.
Fontes says this is a criminal investigation, though cannot confirm whether investigators believe the fire was intentionally set.
They are looking for the 2000 Nissan Maxima that belonged to the couple who own the home. It has Cocke County license tag #810YCW. If you have seen a car matching that description, you are asked to call 423-623-3064.
The Cocke County Sheriff's Department is working with the TBI and Tennessee Bomb and Arson Bureau on the investigation.