Burned body found along roadway identified

Burned body found along roadway identified (Image 1)

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has identified the body of a woman found on the side of the road early Monday morning. 

Reports first indicated that a motorist noticed a grass fire around 1:15 a.m. near the Awalt Road Bridge in Franklin County.

As they turned around to confirm the fire, they noticed a woman who was partially burned lying on the side of the road.

Tuesday morning, police identified the woman as Erika Megan Sharpton, from Tullahoma.

Her death has been ruled a homicide.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in the investigation.

Call the Franklin County Sheriff's Office at 931-967-2331 or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND if you have any information.

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