LAFOLLETTE, Tenn. — State and local agents are investigating a suspected murder-suicide after authorities found four people dead in a Campbell County home Wednesday.
The Campbell County Sheriff's Office said deputies arrived at a home on Log Home Lane at 3 p.m. to do a welfare check when they found four people dead inside. All are believed to be adults and related.
"We responded to this residence to a welfare check and noticed a body close to a window and made entry and what we've got now, we found four bodies inside and it appears to be a murder-suicide," Sheriff Robbie Goins said.
Deputies said the family living inside the home had not been heard from since last week when the father died from natural causes. When employees of the funeral home hadn't heard from his family to make arrangements they called Police.
"The funeral home I think was trying to make contact with some of the family here and so we responded up and checked on them and found the deceased people today," Goins said.
Deputies said they forced their way inside the home after they were unable to make contact with anyone inside, saying the family vehicles were still in the driveway.
Goins said in his 12 years as sheriff, he hadn't seen anything like this.
"It's sad," he said. "particularly this, today. We don't have that happen here."
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the individuals were identified as Daisy Irene Brown, Michelle Kara Brown, Jonathan Ian Brown, and John Matthew Brown.
The investigation is still ongoing.
This story is developing and will be updated as new information becomes available.