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Coffee County man discovers woman's burned body outside of cave


A Coffee County man made a gruesome discovery outside of a cave, at an old rock quarry in Summitville on Saturday afternoon.

Jerry Allen, along with his girlfriend and their daughters discovered a woman's badly burned body.

"What am I looking at, I had to get away from it, it pulled all the life out of me because I could almost hear her screaming," Allen told Nashville's News 2. "It was a bad scene, burned from here down, like the skin had been pulled off of her. I couldn't look at it, it hurt me that bad it's just something you don't want to see."

Allen and his girlfriend quickly called 911 to the secluded area of Summitville.

Allen doesn't believe the woman's body had been there very long and said though the area is fairly safe during the day, that's not the case once the sun goes down.

"Now people go up there with four wheelers, riding around, a little hideaway, people steal stuff. You can walk up there and find stuff; people have been making meth up there," Allen said.

Authorities in Coffee County suspect foul play is a factor in the woman's death.

An autopsy is currently being performed to discover the woman's identity, and authorities are searching through records of missing females in the area, looking for any clues.

"Nobody knows who it is yet and everybody's trying to find out," Allen said.

Anyone with information should contact the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

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