Sunday, June 20, 2010

Missing Woman, Stepfather Found Dead

Channel 5 News - June 20th- 12:35

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The bodies of a missing woman and her stepfather have been found in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Nipper's Corner.

Police confirmed that the bodies of Jamella Finnie and Craig Townsend were found around 8:30 a.m. Sunday inside a car in the parking lot at the corner of Edmondson Pike and Old Hickory Boulevard.

Police said a Wal-Mart manager was going into the store and saw two bodies slumped over in a vehicle. The manager flagged down a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper who walking into a nearby Starbucks to get coffee.

Police have not yet released how the two victims died, nor have they released any other details.

Jamella Finnie was last seen at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday outside the Wal-Mart on Nolensville Pike near Old Hickory Boulevard.

Finnie was a passenger in a car driven by her mother's husband, 51-year-old Craig Townsend. Her mother told police she'd gone inside the Wal-Mart to go shopping and left Finnie in the car with Townsend. When she returned, her husband had driven off with Finnie in the car.

Jamella's mother told police that her daughter required life-sustaining medication that Townsend does not have in his possession.

NewsChannel5's Nicole Ferguson is following this story and will have much more details on NewsChannel 5 at 5:30 p.m. and

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