HCSO awaiting autopsy results in septic tank overflow pond death

WE'RE LEARNING NEW DETAILS ABOUT A WOMAN WHOSE BODY WAS FOUND IN A SEPTIC TANK OVERFLOW POND LAST WEEK IN ROGERSVILLE NEWS CHANNEL 11'S KARISSA WINSTEAD TRAVELED TO HAWKINS COUNTY AND HAS THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION

HAWKINS COUNTY SHERIFF RONNIE LAWSON TOLD ME HE IS STILL WAITING FOR AUTOPSY RESULTS TO DETERMINE HOW DONNA YOUNG ENDED UP SEVEN MILES FROM HER HOME BAREFOOT IN A SEPTIC TANK OVERFLOW POND I FOUND OUT TODAY SHE LEAVES BEHIND FOUR CHILDREN

HAWKINS COUNTY SHERIFF RONNIE LAWSON SAYS INVESTIGATORS ARE DOING WHAT THEY CAN TO PUT TOGETHTER THE MYSTERY OF HOW 38-YEAR-OLD DONNA YOUNG ENDED UP IN A SEPTIC TANK OVERFLOW POND LAST WEEK "WE'RE WAITING ON THE FINAL AUTOPSY RESULTS ON MS YOUNG TO SEE WHERE THIS INVESTIGATION IS GOING TO TAKE US" YOUNG'S BODY WAS FOUND LAST WEDENSDAY BEHIND A HOME ON MEADOW VIEW ROAD IN ROGERSVILLE

APPROXIMATELY 7 MILES FROM HER HOME OFF OF PRESSMAN'S HOME ROAD LAWSON SAID HER CAR WAS NOT NEAR THE SCENE– AND SHE WAS BAREFOOT "WE REALLY DON'T KNOW YET IF THERE'S GOING TO BE ANY FOUL PLAY

RIGHT NOW WE'RE STILL INTERVIEWING PEOPLE AND HUNTING ON ASSOCIATES AND THINGS LIKE THAT" YOUNG IS ORIGINALLY FROM MARYLAND BUT SHERIFF LAWSON SAID SHE MOVED TO TENNESSEE IN 2007 I SPOKE WITH A FEW OF HER NEIGHBORS– NONE REALLY SEEMED TO KNOW HER PERSONALLY– BUT CAROL LIPE, KNOWS THREE OF HER FOUR CHILDREN WELL SHE TAKES THEM TO CHURCH WITH HER EVERY WEEK CAROL LIPE: JUST FAITHFUL

THEY GO EVERY SUNDAY MORNING, SUNDAY NIGHT, MOST OF THE TIME ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS THEY COME TO YOUTH GROUP THEY'RE JUST WONDERFUL CHILDREN" SHERIFF LAWSON IS ASKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW YOUNG, TO COME FORWARD WITH DETAILS TO HELP FIGURE OUT WHAT LEAD TO HER DEATH ANYBODY THAT KNOWS OR KNEW OF DONNA YOUNG OR HER WHEREABOUTS BEFORE HER DEATH, KNOWN ASSOCIATES THAT WE HAVENT TALKED TO, WE'D LIKE FOR THEM TO COME FORWARD IN HAWKINS COUNTY, KARISSA WINSTEAD NEWS CHANNEL 11 IN YOUR CORNER THIS INVESTIGATION HAS THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION CONDUCTING ITS OWN INVESTIGATION

ON FRIDAY– WE TOLD YOU ANY SEWAGE ABOVE THE GROUND IS ILLEGAL AND IT'S THE LANDLORD'S RESPONSIBILTY TO MAKE SURE SOMETHING IS DONE ABOUT IT HERE WAS THE SCENE THIS AFTERNOON — SOMEONE WAS ON THE PROPERTY ON MEADOWVIEW ROAD WITH A TRACTOR TDEC SAID A NOTICE OF VIOLATION HAS BEEN ISSUED TO THE PROPERTY OWNER AND THAT REGULATIONS REQUIRE THE PROPERTY OWNER TO OBTAIN A PERMIT FROM TDEC PRIOR TO REPAIRING THE SYSTEM

KARISSA REACHED OUT TO THE PROPERTY OWNER TODAY FOR COMMENT, BUT HE DID NOT RETURN HER CALL

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