UPDATE 2/14:

The identities of the two individuals discovered deceased in separate locations on Choctaw Drive in Greene County have been confirmed by authorities.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Department disclosed that Roberta Welch-Peters, aged 69, was found inside a residence in the 500 block of Choctaw Drive on February 8th.

Subsequently, the body of her son, Thomas J. Welch, aged 50, was located in the wooded area behind the residence on February 9th, as reported by the sheriff’s office.


Greene County – Two bodies were discovered in Greene County, Tennessee. Deputies found a deceased female at a residence on Choctaw Drive in Chuckey, prompting an investigation. Subsequently, a deceased male was found in a wooded area behind the home following a search conducted by Greene County deputies and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI). Both bodies have been sent for autopsy. The sheriff’s department assured the public that there is no ongoing threat to safety. Additional details will be provided as the investigation progresses. Auxiliary Deputy Wayne Wilhoit, Humans Remains Detection K9 Ruger, Greeneville/Greene County EMS, and the Greene County Rescue Squad assisted in the investigation.