Greene County

Second person dies in suspected murder-arson

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - A second person has died in what authorities are calling a murder and arson in Greeneville, Tennessee.

Greeneville Police tell us 49-year-old Roger Aiken died Tuesday afternoon. His aunt, 78-year-old Elizabeth Cooter, was pronounced dead at the home on West Main Street Sunday morning.

Detectives believe someone set the house on fire to cover up a murder. They will not provide details about the injuries Cooter and Aiken had.

If you have information on this case, call the Tennessee Arson Hotline at 1-800-762-3017, or Greeneville Police at (423) 783-2868.

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