Victim identified in murder, cannibalism case

COFFEE COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) – The victim killed in a bizarre murder and cannibalism case has been identified.

Police called it one of the most gruesome murder scenes they've ever seen. Gregory Scott Hale, age 37, has been accused of killing a woman he met from Bledsoe County.

The victim has been identified as 37-year-old Lisa Marie Hyder. She'd been staying with some friends near Manchester.

The incident happened at 750 Pete Sain Road, which is east of Manchester. Investigators said Hale lived with his parents, but most of the evidence was collected in the garage or behind the home.

Authorities said Hale confessed to murdering Hyder on Friday. He apparently picked her up in town and brought her back to his house -- the same day he met her.

According to investigators, Hale told them he dismembered her body and even ate part of it.

Click the link to the right to watch the video and read more at WTVF's website.


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