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Investigation underway after 2 found dead in New Tazewell home

The two people found dead in the home were related, authorities said. They said an autopsy would determine how they died.

The Claiborne County Sheriff's Office launched a death investigation at a home in New Tazewell Monday afternoon. 

Investigators said the initial call came in at 8 a.m. from a home nurse that visited the home. 

According to the sheriff's office, two individuals were found dead on the scene and were sent for an autopsy. Investigators said the people were not shot and the autopsy will have to reveal their cause of death. 

The individuals have been identified as Michael Parker, 53, and Jordyn Parker, 23. 

The two were related, authorities said. 

Other family members were not at the home, according to Claiborne County Sheriff's Office Detective Tim Shrout, and there was no suspicious activity in the area. 

The investigation is still ongoing and more information will be released at a later time, the sheriff's office said.

Back in 2012, Jordyn was seriously injured in a crash that also killed her brother in Grainger County. The crash was widely publicized, with the community, friends and family rallying behind the siblings after the crash.

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Then 16-year-old Jordyn, her 18-year-old brother Jared Parker, and her boyfriend 17-year-old Derek Goins were heading down Highway 25E in Grainger County around 3 p.m. on June 15, 2012.

The car went off the road, hitting a concrete barrier before a minivan hit the car and split it in two. 

Paramedics had flown Jordyn and Jared to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Goins had been taken to UTMC by ambulance. 

Jared later died from his injuries.

This is a developing story. 10News has a crew on scene working to get more information.