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Update: Washington County homicide victim was pregnant, case now triple murder

Becky Campbell • Updated Dec 5, 2017 at 11:04 AM

Authorities Tuesday identified the victims of Monday’s fatal shooting discovery in a Gray mobile home park and said the woman was pregnant when she died, making the case a triple homicide.

Kyanna Howes Vaughn, 23, and Robert Aaron Vaughn, 25, were found dead Monday evening by friends inside a mobile home at 616 Friendship Court. Sheriff Ed Graybeal reported that two children, ages 3 and 6, were found in the mobile home unharmed. They had been placed in the custody of the Department of Children’s Services.

In a news conference, the sheriff said the couple died from gunshot wounds. He said Kyanna Howes Vaughn was seven months pregnant at the time of the shootings.

Investigators were confident that the shooting was not a domestic situation between the couple. No motive had been established for the killings.

Deputies went to the mobile home, which is located near Oak Grove Road and Blue Friday Road, after a friend of the couple went to check on them after not hearing from them in two days. Sheriff’s office criminal investigators responded to the scene, and Graybeal also called the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to assist in the investigation.

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The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has called a 10:30 a.m. news conference to provide further details about Monday night’s double homicide discovery at Gray trailer park.

The bodies of a couple, whose names had not been released, were found inside a mobile home at 616 Friendship Court. Sheriff Ed Graybeal reported that two children, ages 3 and 6, were found in the mobile home unharmed. They had been placed in the custody of the Department of Children’s Services.

Deputies went to the mobile home, which is located near Oak Grove Road and Blue Friday Road, after a friend of the couple went to check on them after not hearing from them in two days. Sheriff’s office criminal investigators responded to the scene, and Graybeal also called the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to assist in the investigation.

Graybeal said the friends that found the bodies saw that the trailer door was ajar, but they couldn’t get anyone to answer them. They went inside and found their friends dead. Graybeal said there was “a lot of blood,” but the bodies had not been moved to determine what injuries the man and woman suffered.

Press Senior Reporter Becky Campbell will be reporting from the news conference. Keep visiting JohnsonCityPress.com for updates.

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