CORINTH – Tennessee officials have identified a person of interest wanted for questioning in the death of a Ramer, Tenn., woman.
Law enforcement officials want to talk with Aaron Hastings, 30, of Burns Road in Corinth, Special Agent in Charge John Mehr of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation told the Jackson (Tenn.) Sun. They want to ask what he knows about Donna Hill, 50, whose body was found in the Tuscumbia River in Alcorn County on Sunday.
Investigator Jerry Rogers of the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that a cause of death had not been determined, but the autopsy report should be available by Friday. He indicated, however, that foul play was suspected in Hill’s death because the rental car she had been driving was missing.
Officers with the McNairy County, Tenn., sheriff’s office located the rental car, a 2009 Nissan Sentra, late Monday in Ramer, Mehr said. Ramer is about 10 miles north of Corinth.
Hill was last heard from about 9:30 a.m. Thursday when she spoke with a family member on the telephone, Rogers said. She had not been reported missing to any law enforcement before her body was found by a deer hunter floating in the river about three miles north of a state wildlife management boat ramp.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was asked by the McNairy County Sheriff’s Office and the McNairy County district attorney to assist in the investigation, which also has involved the Corinth Police Department.
“We’re asking anyone who had contact with Hill on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, or who saw the car anywhere, to contact us,” Mehr said. “We want to get an idea of when she was last seen alive.”
Anyone with information can call the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office at (662) 286-5521, the McNairy County Sheriff’s Office at (732) 645-3406, or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at (800) 824-3463.
Contact Lena Mitchell at (662) 287-9822 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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