Tennessee father and son accused of double-murder of couple missing since 2018

Source: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Nov. 20 2021, Published 5:03 p.m. ET

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A Tennessee father and son are facing felony charges in connection to the murders of a couple missing since 2018.

In August 2018, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents joined the search for Henry Wilson, 46, and Kristie Wilson, 44, after family reported them missing to the Cookeville Police Department in Tennessee.

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Authorities reportedly found a vehicle belonging to Kristie Wilson off an embankment in Fentress County, Tennessee, in late September 2018. But, officials did not find any sign of the missing couple, who were last seen at Kristie's aunt's house in Monterey, Tennessee, according to WBIR 10 News.

About a month later, officials said they recovered human remains in a remote area of Overton County, Tennessee, believed to be those of the Wilsons.

During the investigation, authorities identified Ryan Bo Cravens, 36, and his father, Robert Cravens, 60, as the suspects. This week, state agents and Putnam and Overton County Sheriff's deputies charged them with two counts each of first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse.

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Ryan Bo Cravens is no stranger to law enforcement. He was charged with burglary and booked into the Putnam County Jail in July 2019. His bond was set at $2,000 at that time, according to Scoop: Cookville.


Cravens was also charged with Auto Theft and Theft up to $1,000 in March 2020, according to court documents.

He was also in the passenger seat of a car full of drugs in July 2020, according to the Overton Sheriff's Department.

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Craven was taken into custody after authorities found an active warrant out for his arrest.

He was also charged with filing a false report and evading arrest in August 2019. He was charged with evading arrest in April 2021, according to the Upper Cumberland Reporter.

Authorities booked both men into the Overton County Jail, and they were ordered held without bail.


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