South Carolina Man Allegedly Shot To Death Woman Staying In Tennessee Cabin, Sheriff Says

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Source: Sevier County Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

May 15 2022, Published 1:04 p.m. ET

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A man from South Carolina was arrested last week on suspicion of murder after a woman’s body was found in a Tennessee rental cabin.

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According to Sheriff Ronald “Hoss” Seals, investigators believe the victim, who was also from South Carolina and had been staying at the Sevier County property, was shot to death around 1 p.m. on May 7, WATE reported.

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Officers responding to a 911 call arrived on the scene and identified 21-year-old Julian A. Popoca as a suspect in the case.

Popoca, who was also lodging at the cabin, was taken into custody on second-degree murder charge.

Police have not publicly identified the shooting victim pending notification of kin.


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