2 people found dead inside house in Stewart Co.

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STEWART COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been called on to assist the Stewart County Sheriff’s Office after two people were found dead in a house.

Deputies were called to a house on Watson Road in Big Rock Friday evening. Officers went inside and found a man and a woman dead. Officers have not identified the victims and have not said how they died.

TBI identified the victims as 52-year-old Patricia Ann Smith and 52-year-old Randy J. Merchant.

In a statement on Facebook, the department’s public information officer said, “There isn’t any manhunt… the community isn’t in any danger.”

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 on-air and online for updated information.

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