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Suspicious deaths investigated; family member: 'Everybody knows him'
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Suspicious deaths investigated; family member: 'Everybody knows him'




The Wilson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the suspicious deaths of a man and woman in a house on Corbett Avenue.

Their bodies were discovered by deputies inside the residence at 3233 Corbett Ave. Deputies were dispatched to the residence at noon Monday in reference to a missing person call.

The man, who is thought to be in his late 50s, and the woman, who is thought to be in her 40s, are described as acquaintances, according to Sgt. Wanda Samuel, sheriff's office spokeswoman.

Investigators were expected to remain on the scene for most of the rest of the night. Additional information is expected to be released this morning. Deputies still had Corbett Avenue blocked off to traffic at the entrance to Toisnot Park.

Investigators have not released the identities of the man or woman yet. As of late Monday afternoon, they were still trying to notify family members.

Samuel said they are developing some leads in the case and are questioning people. She couldn't release information about any weapons involved.

"I think everybody is safe at this time," Samuel said of the neighborhood. The unidentified man lived at the residence and investigators were still trying to confirm where the woman lived. A white hearse left the residence shortly before 5 p.m., presumably carrying at least one of the victims.

A man who identified himself as a family member and friend said Monday that the man who lived at the residence was named John Little.

"Everybody knows him," the man said.

The man said he'd been at home and received a call telling him that Little's house was surrounded by law enforcement. The man and two other men drove to Toisnot Park where they had to stop due to the roadblock. The men stood by the side of the road looking toward Little's home.

"Something has happened," the man said. "I just saw him the other day. He don't bother nobody."

The man described Little as someone who went to church.

"He serve the Lord and come back home," the man said.

The man indicated that Little, whom he's known for more than 30 years, has lived at the Corbett Avenue house for about a year and a half.
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