Police identify victim in Cocke Co. house fire, investigating as homicide

With the help of the Regional Forensic Center, the Cocke Co. Sheriff

Richard D. Williams

BYBEE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Authorities now know the name of the man they found inside a Cocke Co. home in early November.

With the help of the Regional Forensic Center, the Cocke Co. Sheriff's Office identified the body as Richard D. Williams and said they are investigating his death as a homicide.

Williams' body was discovered when officials responded to a house fire at the Bybee home, 1120 Palmer Hollow Rd., on November 4th.

Cocke Co. Sheriff Armando Fontes said his office is investigating Williams' death in conjunction with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the State Bomb & Arson.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 134785558 - local8now.com/a?a=134785558
Gray Television, Inc.