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70-year-old Tennessee man wanted for 2 murders, found dead

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said that warrants have been issued for David Vowell, who faces two counts of first degree murder.

A 70-year-old suspect wanted for murder following a double homicide on Jan. 25 was found dead on Friday, according to state officials.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said on Saturday that the body Identified as Vowell's was recovered from Reelfoot Lake at around 3 p.m.

David Vowell was initially wanted for two counts of first degree murder and was said to be armed and dangerous.

Two men were killed at the north end of Reelfoot Lake on Monday morning in Obion County, about 50 miles north of Jackson, the TBI said. The deceased were identified as Chance Black, 26, and Zachery Grooms, 25, both of Weakly County.

TBI said that Vowell had no previous history of a criminal record in the state of Tennessee.

TBI is joined in the search for Vowell by the Obion County Sheriff's Office, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the U.S. Marshals.

TBI kept the public informed of the numerous days spent searching for Vowell by land and water.

Vowell's body is still pending an autopsy.