Two face murder charges after breakthrough in Hardin County cold case

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. — Hardin County Sheriff Johnny Alexander confirmed two people have been arrested in the 2018 disappearance and death of Terry Woodall.

Hardin Murder

King (Left), Wisniewski (Right)

“Christopher Dewayne King and Shawn Michael Wisniewski, they’re charged with first degree murder, abuse of a corpse, destruction of evidence, and arson,” Sheriff Alexander said.

King and Wisniewski are currently being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

Woodall was reported missing in September 2018. After investigating alongside the TBI, authorities made a shocking discovery in 2019.

According to Sheriff Alexander, both Shawn Wisniewski and Chris King were roommates with Terry Woodall. At the remains of the house where they used to live, authorities searched underground and discovered Woodall’s remains.

Investigators were recently able to positively identify the remains as Woodall.

After more interviews with witnesses, King and Wisniewski were arrested. Sheriff Alexander says both have criminal records.

“King has been incarcerated since sometime last year on a burglary charge, and Wisniewski was sent to the state penitentiary on some charges, but he was out now on probation,” Alexander said.

As of now, authorities are not releasing information about a potential motive, or how Woodall was killed.

King and Wisniewski’s arraignments are set for Wednesday.

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