Court Date Set After Mummified Body Found in North Knoxville

Tommy Rose – Christina McCormack – Deborah Gister

Court dates have been set for three people charged in connection to a mummified body found in North Knoxville.

Tommy Rose, Christina McCormack and Deborah Gister are due in court October 17th.

All three have been charged with tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.

The remains were found in a shed on Greenfield Lane wrapped in a tarp. Investigators say the body was likely on the property for several weeks.


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Three are facing charges after a mummified body was found at a home in Knoxville.

KPD got a tip Sunday about a possible homicide on the 2300 block of Greenfield Lane. Investigators spoke to the residents, 62-year-old Tommy Rose, 48-year-old Christian McCormack and 41-year-old Deborah Gister, who denied knowledge of any incident.

Officers obtained a search warrant and found the body wrapped in a tarp inside a shed. They believe it had been there several weeks.

All three are charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. Authorities are working to notify next of kin before releasing the victim’s identity.

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