UPDATE: Coffee County Murder / Cannibalism Case

Lisa Marie Hyder, Victim
Gregory Scott Hale, Suspect. This is a photo from the suspects FaceBook page.
As seen on suspects FaceBook page.
As seen on suspects FaceBook page.

We now know more information about the disturbing murder earlier this week in Coffee County. The woman who was killed was Lisa Marie Hyder, a 36 year old mother of six children. Her youngest child is just one.

She, according to the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, lived in Pikeville, TN in Bledsoe County and was in Coffee County visiting. Hyder apparently met her suspected killer, Scott Hale, at a liquor store in Manchester on the day she was murdered.  Hyder’s ex-husband Charles says Lisa was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Hale is being held in the Coffee County Jail under a $1.5M bond and will be in court represented by the public defender on June 16.

Previous Report:

Late Sunday night (June 8) information was received that Gregory Scott Hale, age 37, had murdered a female at his residence on Pete Sain Road in Coffee County and was attempting to get help disposing of her body. An investigation revealed the body of a white female was located at his residence.

Hale was later taken into custody and charged with 1st degree murder and abuse of a corpse. The bond was set at $1.5 million, and he is scheduled to be in court on June 16, 2014.

The victim, according to the arrest warrant, was beheaded and the rest of her body was dismembered. The warrant states that Hale buried the torso of the body in a burn pile at the residence. According to the warrant Hale allegedly admitted to cannibalizing part of the victim. Her body was sent to Nashville for an autopsy.

MORE: The victim has been identified as Lisa Marie Hyder, 36.


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