Alcoa police probe apparent double homicide, suicide
By Iva Butler | (email@example.com)
The Alcoa Police Department is investigating the shooting deaths of three people in an apparent double homicide and suicide Sunday night on Maple Street in Alcoa.
Investigators said the victims included a mother and son and the mother’s apparent boyfriend.
Amos Louis Turbyfill Jr., 47, 813 Maple St., Alcoa, is thought to have killed Stacy Lynn Wade, 39, and her son, Joshua J. Demetri, 18, and then turned the gun on himself.
Demetri appeared to be sleeping on the couch of Turbyfill’s home when he was shot in the head. Turbyfill and Wade were found dead of shots to the head in bed with the gun between them.
The three were found by Turbyfill’s 21-year-old son after he reportedly returned home from a church Super Bowl party.
Officers were dispatched to the house about 9 p.m. where they found the bodies. They also searched the front yard and talked with neighbors. Alcoa Police Capt. Dale Boring said the motive for the shootings were not yet known.
Wade and Demetri had lived with Turbyfill for less than a year, Boring said.
Alcoa officers have answered domestic calls to the address previously.
Turbyfill was arrested early last week on a warrant for simple assault against a neighbor, Boring said.
A .40-caliber Smith and Wesson semiautomatic handgun was used in the deaths.
Anyone with information regarding the incident are asked to immediately call Alcoa Police Detective Kris Sanders at 865-380-4964 or call the Alcoa Police Department crime hot line at 865-380-4715.