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Missing McNairy County Woman Found Dead

By Natalie Potts
By npotts@wbbjtv.com

HARDIN COUNTY Tenn.- Hardin County deputies confirm to 7 Eyewitness News the body of missing McNairy County woman, Nancy Weeks, was found dead from gunshot wounds on the side of the road on Hwy. 128 near Savannah on Sunday afternoon.

"It is surreal. You see it on T.V., but you never think it's going to happen to your family, but again this is an evil world that we live in," said victim's sister Peggy Turner.

Officials said Weeks' car was found hidden in the woods around 1 p.m. by family friends who were searching the area. Officials said Weeks was last seen Friday night in Wayne County at a concert in Clifton, TN with her ex boyfriend, Dale Ervin. Loved ones told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News they were certain Weeks attended the concert alone and had been estranged from ex-boyfriend Ervin for more than a year.

"It was not a good relationship at all; they were not together. They had been broken up for over a year, but he would text and persistently call her even though she didn't want a relationship with him at all," said Turner.

Officers said Ervin was found dead of an apparent suicide after drinking poison early Saturday morning at his home in Toone, TN.
Investigators said Weeks' car keys and cell phone were found with Ervin's body. Hardin County Sheriff, Sammy Davidson, said Weeks was found with apparent gunshot wounds nearly 60 feet from her locked car that was hidden in the woods. Officers said they believe Ervin followed Weeks, shot her on the side of the road, then drug her body near the tree-line before going home and drinking poison.

"Nancy is not just my sister, she was a sibling of 6, a daughter, a mother and a grandmother," said Turner.

"I think the hardest part is not enough answers and I know everybody wants answers as quick as they can and sometimes that's not possible," said family member Kim Turner.

The victim's family members said they are still trying to piece together what happened Friday night after the concert where Nancy Weeks was last seen with Dale Ervin. Hardin County officials said Weeks' body was sent to the medical examiners office in Memphis. If you have any information that could help contact Hardin County Sheriff's Department at (731) 925-3377.

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