JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Investigators with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office released more information this morning surrounding the murder-suicide that occurred last Thursday at a Jacksboro home.
The report details that 64-year old Debra Lynn Owens allegedly shot 70-year old Dannie “Boone” Green at the home they shared on Queener Road. Owens then shot herself based on the investigation.
At 12:46 pm on Thursday (July 30), Campbell County Sheriff’s Sargent Nathanial Bostic answered the call of the discovery of the bodies of a man and a woman by a family member. That family member could not get a response when he knocked on the door of the white home that sits where Queener Road splits off Island Ford Road and then entered the home through a front window. He found the bodies in the bedroom and immediately left the home and called law enforcement, according to the report.
A neighbor told police that he had last seen Green and Owens around 3:30 pm on Wednesday, the day before. According to the report, he said he saw Owens get out of her truck and go into the house.
Another neighbor dropped by around 10:30 am on the day of the discovery of the bodies. He was bringing tomatoes to share with the couple; something each did for the other from their gardens. This neighbor knocked on both the front and back doors of the home and even called the couple on the phone to no avail, police said.
Bostic said he found Owens “in the floor next to the victim.” Both had a gunshot wound to the head; Green to the right temple and Owens to the left ear. Sargent Bostic details that a revolver was found in a pool of blood on the floor to the left of Owens.
Multiple agencies responded. Personnel from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department, Caryville Police Department, Constable Dewey Madison and the Campbell County EMS were on the scene.
Investigators are awaiting results from the medical examiner. It could be several weeks before the autopsy findings are returned. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/04/2020-11:30AM)