Suspicious death investigation underway near Bluff City

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BLUFF CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Police are investigating a suspicious death Monday evening near Bluff City.

Investigators are currently on the scene in the 1500 block of Hunting Hill Road.

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office says the investigation is “active and ongoing” but released no further details.

Officials with the sheriff’s office and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation were on the scene Monday night.

While authorities are only releasing minimal details, family of members of the victim spoke with News Channel 11.

Melissa Jones said her sister, Trina Jones, 60, was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Investigators have not yet officially confirmed the identity of the victim as of Tuesday morning.

“My prayer is if anybody knows anything about this, they’ll step up to the plate. If they don’t want to call the police, they can call me,” said Melissa Jones. “I just need some help finding out who killed my sister.”

This is a developing story. Look for updates on WJHL.com.

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