Burned body found along roadway identified

Burned body found along roadway identified (Image 1)
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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