Neighbor says slain sisters 'beautiful people'

PIKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The shooting deaths of two widow sisters at a house on a gravel road where they lived together have shocked their rural East Tennessee community.

Bledsoe County investigators are not providing details about any possible suspect or a motive.

A relative discovered the bodies of 82-year-old Elizabeth Brown and 79-year-old Billie Sue Blalock early Tuesday.

A neighbor, Gaynell Campbell, told the Chattanooga Times Free Press the sisters were lifelong residents of the community and "were always sweet and kind to everyone."

Sheriff Jimmy Morris said the house wasn't broken into, and it doesn't appear anything was taken.

Investigator Ricky Seals said autopsy results from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation crime lab will hopefully provide new information.


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