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Insurance agent 'person of interest' in homicide investigation

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Search warrant executed on Sunday

By Damon Lawrence

A Knoxville insurance agent is a “person of interest” in the homicide investigation of a 23-year-old woman found dead in Roane County.
Brooke Morris’ body was found at Blair Road and Old Blair Road on Saturday around 8 p.m. Shortly afterward, authorities issued a “be-on-the-lookout” alert for a suspect, identified in dispatch records as Shawn Smoot of Knoxville.
“We know he has had associations with her in the past,” Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton said.
The sheriff said Smoot was questioned over the weekend and released.


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