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Suspect arrested in Coffee Co. quarry homicide

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MANCHESTER, TN (WSMV) -

Coffee County officials have made an arrest in the death of a woman whose burned body was found last month in an old rock quarry.

Jimmy Jones Jr., 51, of Morrison, TN, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 58-year-old Connie Lou Godsey Brown.

A family exploring discovered Brown's body March 9 at the quarry, known locally as the Summitville Caves.

A preliminary autopsy showed Brown died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kristin Helm had said the agency believes she was killed at a different location and her body was later dumped near the Summitville Cave.

The TBI used fingerprints to determine the woman's identity.

Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves said investigators were able to pinpoint Jones to the crime because the suspect was wearing a GPS monitor at the time.

Graves said the GPS monitor was part of Jones' probation, but the details on his criminal background have not been released.

Jones is jailed on $2 million bond.

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