Sunday, January 21, 2018

Lawrence County Man Found Dead Inside Burned Home; Family Says Not An Accident

LAWRENCE COUNTY, TN- Rebekah Spence stands and watches investigators go through what remains of her fathers home. Tearfully she says " I just want them to find who did this to my daddy"

At about 3:30 a.m. this morning a call came into Lawrence County 911 that a home in the 1000 block of  Red Hill Road was on fire. When fire and sheriffs office personnel arrived they found the home to be fully engulfed in flames. They were told that the owner of the residence was believed to be inside.
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After the it was safe for officials to enter the home they found the body of Connis Ray "Butch" Blake, 50, was found inside.

The victims eldest son Derrick Blake WOPC HD News that Investigators told him that this wasn't an accident.

Spence who is the daughter of the victim and lives just feet from the fire tearfully said " I just had to watch my dad burn." 

She said that her father had been robbed several times and that he was known to have cash because he dealt in vehicle and had a business in Lawrenceburg.

The fire is under investigation at this time by the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office and other state agencies. 

Follow WOPC HD News for more on this story as it develops.