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TN deputies: Murder victim attacked with machete

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Christopher Desmond Simpson has been charged with one count of first-degree murder. (Source: LCSO) Christopher Desmond Simpson has been charged with one count of first-degree murder. (Source: LCSO)
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WESTPOINT, TN (WAFF) -

Investigators with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office in Tennessee made a murder arrest Sunday.

Christopher Desmond Simpson has been charged with one count of first-degree murder.

The charge is in connection with the death of a woman who was found just off of Wisdom Road in the Westpoint community. The woman was flown to Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, where she died as a result of her injuries.

Investigators said evidence at the scene links Simpson to the woman's death.

Deputies told WSMV-TV the victim was attacked with a machete and that they believe she and Simpson were dating.

The woman's identity has not been confirmed; investigators are still trying to gather information on her identity and the whereabouts of any family members.

Anyone with information on the woman's identity or the relationship between her and Simpson is asked to contact the Lawrence County TN Sheriff's Office at 931-762-0450.

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