Our TV News Partner WVLT says officials with the Oak Ridge Police Department arrested 52-year-old Sean Finnegan and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Rebecca Dishman as suspects in the case.
Officials say the 36-year-old victim was reportedly lured into a home on East Fairview Road with a promise to give her a place to stay.
They say she was held against her will, physically attacked with a baseball bat and tortured, raped, deprived of food and medical care, strangled and left to die.
Investigators say after the victim was dead Finnegan and Dishman “physically mistreated a corpse in such a way as to be shocking and offensive.” Finnegan allegedly used sharp instruments to cut off a portion of at least one of the victim’s breasts and her nose. Court documents stated he then broke multiple ligaments and bones in order to get the victim’s body to fit inside of a stand-up freezer. Finnegan later removed the victim’s frozen body from the freezer and hid it under his bed, investigators said. Officials said Finnegan and Dishman admitted to being responsible for the crimes.
According to Anderson Co. Sheriff’s Office, Dishman and Finnegan are both facing first-degree murder, aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police.
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