Woman dead, man injured after attempted robbery in Stewart County

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Authorities in Stewart County are investigating a murder.  

Stewart County Sheriff Frankie Gray told the Stewart County Standard that it appears two people at a home in Indian Mound interrupted a burglary in progress when they were attacked by the intruder.  

Police said the intruder set the house on Rorie Hollow Road on fire before fleeing.  

The TBI said Brenda Smith, 63, died at the scene and a man was transported to the hospital.  

Sheriff Gray said they are looking for a black 2005 Chrysler 300 with Tennessee tag 477-MBC. The suspect is described as a white male, standing approximately five feet, seven inches tall with thinning hair.  

If you have any information, please call 911.

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