published Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Breaking: Bledsoe authorities make arrest in double murder

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    Bledsoe County authorities have arrested Brenda K. Brown, 47, of Pikeville, in the slayings of sisters Elizabeth Brown, 82, and Billie Sue Blaylock, 79, investigators said.

Bledsoe County authorities have arrested Brenda K. Brown, 47, of Pikeville, in the slayings of sisters Elizabeth Brown, 82, and Billie Sue Blaylock, 79, investigators said.

Bledsoe County investigator Ricky Seals said Brown was arrested late Wednesday night on two counts of first-degree murder.

The sisters’ bodies were found about 9 a.m. CDT Aug. 16, Blaylock lying by steps outside the home and Brown in her bed. Both were still in their nightclothes, according to authorities.

Brown is being held on an unspecified bond at the Bledsoe County Detention Center in Pikeville.

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about Ben Benton...

Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...

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Here2Opine said...

Well that's a surprise. Didn't expect it to be a female.

August 25, 2011 at 10:51 a.m.
Rivieravol said...

Are you sure that is a female?

August 25, 2011 at 1:28 p.m.
HannaBeckman said...

Rivieravol, My thoughts exactly.Whatever it is, it is nasty!!!

August 25, 2011 at 4:30 p.m.
5v5 said...

That is a "THANG" people look at the thick brow with mixing bowl hair cut.

August 25, 2011 at 5:16 p.m.
sweetdream20 said...

I bet Billie Sue heard the gunshot(s) and came out to check on her neighbor. So sad =(

August 25, 2011 at 6:08 p.m.
cse37367 said...

People please refrain from vulgar comments. Please keep Brenda, her family and the community in your prayers.

August 27, 2011 at 9:12 p.m.
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