Distant Relative Named as Suspect in Death of Martha Crowe

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CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identified the man responsible for the death of Martha Crowe. A news release from the TBI says evidence collected inside Crowe’s residence has determined that Alex Schewe was responsible for her murder. Crowe’s body was discovered on Saturday at her residence in Jacks Creek. Special agents with the TBI and the Chester County Sheriff’s Department soon determined Schewe a person of interest in the case. Family members tell WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News they never knew Schewe to be a violent man. “I just can’t believe that he would hurt her in any way,” a distant relative, Ann Green expressed. Investigators attempted to speak with Schewe on Sunday, but were unable to reach him. Shortly after, Schewe was discovered inside his home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Sheriff Blair Weaver believes Schewe acted alone, and is unsure if they will ever know a motive. “We can’t find anything taken from the house,” Weaver explained. “Her son has been in the house with us and nothing is missing.” The victim’s son, Jerry Crowe, told our crew off camera that he is in disbelief at the accusations and does not know a reason Schewe would kill his mother. Deputies say the case is ongoing, and will not be closed untill all lab results return from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigaton.Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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