Thursday, December 28, 2017

Deceased couple found

 UPDATE:  The decedents in the latest death investigation have both been identified.  They are 31-year-old, Casey Ross Vaughn (W/M) and 33-year-old, Laura Francis Peyton (W/F).  Judging from Facebook posts, the two were in a relationship together.


JPD issued the following statement.

Jackson Police are conducting a death investigation of two individuals found this morning on Hilda Drive near Beasley Rd. The discovery was made shortly before 7:30am when an unidentified male and female was found unresponsive inside a vehicle.

The cause of death remains unknown at this time pending the results of an autopsy and toxicology report. 

JPD said there were no obvious signs of trauma. 

16 comments:

Louis LeFleur said...

Awful no matter what happened or how, but interesting since that is a VERY remote area and the last time I was out that way, the road was so bad it was all but impassable. Maybe it's be repaved in the couple of years or so since I was there, but I doubt it given where it is and that it is so lightly traveled anyway.

Anonymous said...


Hilda Drive is next to the old Tri-State Brick Company....Hilda Drive was named for the wife of the Founder of Tri-State.

Just wanted to refresh your memories as to the location....bad area !!!!

Louis LeFleur said...

Thanks for the reminder, Anon. 11:08. Started to mention Tri-State earlier, but wondered how many people would even know what/where that is these days. I used to spend a lot of time out that way in my teen years, long before Beasley Road was extended to connect to Hilda Drive. Back then it could only be accessed from Forest Ave (via. Methodist Home Road, then Forest Ave. Extension). Our daughter rode horses out there at the little stable on Hilda briefly some 20+ years ago. (Don't remember if Beasley was extended then or not). I remember that the trainer was shocked even then that I knew where it was.

Anonymous said...

Since they're doing a toxicology report (which may be SOP), it leads me to think that they asphyxiated from CO in a potential suicide. If they had been shot or stabbed or visibly assaulted, I would supposed they would mention that.

But maybe not.

Anonymous said...

ran out of pain meds and jumped to heroin; see opiod debate.

Anonymous said...

From WJTV's website: '"It was the bodies of a white male and a white female. Both bodies were partially clothed,” Chief Lee Vance said.'

Sounds like a john & prostitute in a vehicle and CO poisoning.

Anonymous said...

To 4:00 PM, you’re forgiven for that thought which I had as well, but some social media sleuthing shows that they were friends or in a relationship or something.

Anonymous said...

@4pm - they were dating according to Facebook.

Man With The Hook On His Arm said...

A little old to be 'going parking' unless one or both was married. And who the hell would go out there anyway?

Louis LeFleur said...

I repeat my initial response: Awful. Truly so now that it appears the couple were likely just "parking" in a remote area. Maybe drugs and/or alcohol were involved, maybe not; maybe just passion. Doubly sad because they were a little old to be "parking", certainly must have had someplace else they could have gone. Regardless, a horrible loss.

Anonymous said...

Who the hell would 'go parking' in that area? You'd be safer pulling into the back parking lot of any extended stay hotel.

Anonymous said...

Seems to be a very sensible, grounded young woman and an excellent photographer. Makes no sense why they would be in that area.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10103341208618006&set=pb.6504691.-2207520000.1514561601.&type=3&theater

Anonymous said...

She was young woman who was brought up by two wonderful
parents and very involved in their church. She had just moved to Jackson and met
This young man. They were very serious and happy. Shame on you trolls
Who are so quick to call them names. They or their family do not deserve it.

Anonymous said...

Is it possible that the two were forced, at gunpoint, to drive to that area? That would be my FIRST thought, assuming 10:59 and 9:38 are correct. Couples DO get forced into situations like that. The Knoxville Horror, is only one of many such instances.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me, in a way, of the girl murdered at Fortification/State at midnight, in her car, at a red light. Tons of speculation and who-dunnit theories. Hopefully this will all wash out in a proper investigation.

Anonymous said...

Where’s the update to this story?

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