Reelfoot Lake, Tenn. — The body of 70-year-old David Vowell was recovered out of Reelfoot Lake Saturday afternoon, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
The TBI had been looking for Vowell all week but not as a victim.
No, Vowell was being sought after in connection to a double murder that happened at Reelfoot Lake in Obion County, Tennessee on Monday.
The TBI said that two duck hunters, 24-year-old Chance Black and 25-year-old Zachery Grooms, were found dead and quickly developed Vowell as a person-of-interest in the case.
A manhunt for the suspect quickly began with Vowell being considered armed and dangerous and warrants were issued for his arrest on two counts of first-degree murder. However, background checks showed no previous arrest records in Tennessee for the 70-year-old man.
Friday, investigators began searching the land, air and water in and around Reelfoot Lake for Vowell.
Saturday, around 3 p.m. authorities found what they were looking for, pulling Vowell’s body out of the lake, according to the TBI.
An autopsy for Vowell’s cause of death is currently underway.
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