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Officers with the Estill Springs Police Department responded to a home on Circle Drive in Estill Springs last night in reference to two deceased individuals found inside the residence.

According to Chief Matt Baker of the Estill Springs Police Department, the call came in at 9:03 p.m. Officials with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department also responded to assist in the investigation, and ambulances from A&E Emergency Services were also dispatched to the scene. 

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the investigation.

According to Josh DeVine, communications director with the TBI, agents with the organization are working alongside the Estill Springs Police Department to investigate the deaths of Kimberly Dawn Oakes, age 48, of Estill Springs and  Adam Alcocer, age 49, of Tullahoma.

The deaths occurred in the home where Oakes lived, DeVine said. 

According to Baker, the deceased will be transported to the medical examiner’s office in Nashville for autopsies to determine the cause of death. The next of kin of both deceased parties have been notified, Baker said. 

The investigation remains active and ongoing and is being aided by a team of forensic scientists with the TBI who were gathering evidence at the scene on Wednesday morning.