Murder-suicide investigation underway in Franklin County

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Authorities are investigating an apparent murder-suicide after two people were found dead Tuesday night inside of a home in Estill Springs.

According to Estill Springs police, the bodies were discovered around 9 p.m. at a residence on Circle Drive.

Investigators said 50-year-old Adam Alcocer, a Tullahoma man, killed his 48-year-old ex-wife, Kimberly Dawn Oakes, inside of her home, then took his own life.

“From what we understand, there’s been a relationship issue for the last several weeks,” Estill Springs Police Chief Matthew Baker told News 2. “We requested the TBI be brought in to assist in the investigation due to the fact that it appears to be a homicide-suicide.”

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Chief Baker said Oakes worked at a restaurant behind her residence for several years and was well-known in the area.

The ongoing investigation involves the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Estill Springs Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

The bodies of Oakes and Alcocer have been transported to Nashville where autopsies will be performed.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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