NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TCD) — A 60-year-old man stands accused of killing his longtime girlfriend, whose body was found in a burning car in 2022.
According to a news release from the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, a motorist noticed a car on the side of the road “fully engulfed in flames.” The Nashville Fire Department subsequently responded to the scene on Old Glenrose Avenue under the I-24 overpass and discovered a body in the back seat of the vehicle as they were extinguishing the flames.
Police noted the body was “burned beyond recognition,” but officials later identified the victim as 60-year-old Ethel Kennedy. According to the statement, the fire was deemed suspicious.
Nashville Police allege Frankie Jones, the victim’s boyfriend, killed her. Officers in the Fairview area pulled Jones over on Friday, Dec. 1, for traffic violations and learned he was wanted in Nashville. According to police, Jones faces charges out of Williamson County for allegedly driving on a suspended license and “having improper lighting on his vehicle.”
Jones is under indictment on suspicion of Kennedy’s murder and will be booked into the Metro Jail.
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