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Four people found shot dead in a car in isolated Tennessee mountain resort

Four people have been found shot dead in a car near a former Tennessee mountain resort, US investigators have said.

State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kristin Helm said the vehicle was discovered near an abandoned guard shack at a resort community about 50 miles (80km) west of Knoxville.

The Renegade Mountain Resort was built in 1969 as part of a gated community. It had a lounge, restaurant, lodge and ski slope. But the lodge burned down in 2000.

The area is large, wooded and isolated, with 43 full-time residents.

Homeowners' association president John Moore said a resident found the bodies on the way to work. The car was about 100ft (30m) off a main road.

Mr Moore said the community's owners got rid of the controlled access in 2010.


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