Mother, Daughter Dead in Sevier County Murder-Suicide

By: Brian Gregory Email
By: Brian Gregory Email

Seymour (WVLT) The Sevier County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a mother and daughter in Seymour.

Captain Jeff McCarter confirms that deputies were called to a home at 555 Emerts View Circle, off Boyd's Creek Highway, in Sevierville, last night around 11:30 PM.

McCarter says Alice Neff's boyfriend found the bodies inside a car in her garage and called them.

McCarter identifies the dead as Alice Mary Neff, 42, and her daughter Hillary Ann Neff, 21.

He calls says the case is being investigated as a murder-suicide.

McCarter says Hillary Neff was incapable of caring for herself on her own.

McCarter says deputies suspect carbon monoxide poisoning as the cause of both deaths.

He says they do not suspect that anyone else played a hand in the fatalities.

McCarter says Alice Neff left information about her intentions inside the home, but would not comment on whether it was a suicide note.

Volunteer TV crews are just returning from the scene, more details tonight at 6 on Volunteer TV News.

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  • by Yvonne Location: Dallas, Texas on Sep 16, 2007 at 10:29 AM
    I spoke with Alice and we emailed often. My heart is broken. She was reaching out for help and she was apparently not able to go on under the circumstances. She was a beautiful soul and I will miss her.
  • by Cathy Location: Louisville, TN on Sep 6, 2007 at 10:09 PM
    I didn't know Alice but I did know Hilary. My heart goes out to the family. I know things must have seemed overwhelming to her for this to happen. I agree that Alice really did love Hilary.
  • by Nancy Location: MS on Sep 5, 2007 at 06:46 PM
    This is unbelievable but I am sure that God knows the reason why...and one day I will also but I know in my heart that Alice loved Hilary and was a devoted mom. How do I know? Hilary was my grand-daughter. So sorry Sam and Ben for this loss and pain you suffer. I love you and prayers be with you both. Granny
  • by Priscilla Martin Location: Pearl, Mississippi on Sep 4, 2007 at 02:23 AM
    Alice was my ex sister-in-law and Hillary is my neice. I'm still in shock and can't believe what happen. Thank you for the info. and helping us find out what happen.


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