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Police: Weekend house fire started to cover up murder

Published On: Mar 24 2014 03:15:18 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 24 2014 04:20:10 PM CDT
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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -

Greeneville Police say they are investigating a weekend fire as a homicide.

Police Chief Terry Cannon said the fire started about 9:00 a.m. Sunday at a house on West Main Street in Greeneville.

Cannon told News 5 WCYB two people were in the home -- Elizabeth Cooter, who died in the fire, and Roger Aiken, who was injured.

Officers say the suspect who started the fire tried to cover up Cooter's murder.

They have not yet made any arrests, but interviewed several people on Monday.