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Preliminary autopsy confirms Colucci died of gunshot wounds

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 11:16 am

By Wayne Thomas, staff writer

A preliminary autopsy revealed that Thomas Colucci died of multiple gunshot wounds. The autopsy was conducted Wednesday by the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Nashville. Colucci’s body was found Tuesday morning in his residence on Maple Springs Road in the Pocahontas community. (Click here for original breaking story.)

File photo by Josh Peterson - Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves speaks with the media Tuesday.

His body was found by Coffee County Sheriff’s deputies after a passerby saw his  fiancé Connie King covered in blood and “screaming hysterically” for help.

Sheriff Steve Graves says that King suffered injuries in the attack.

Sheriff’s investigators spent Wednesday at the Maple Springs Road residence sifting through evidence that the found. They plan to send that evidence to the TBI Crime Lab in Nashville for analysis. The sheriff stated that investigators will wait on the lab to do testing on the evidence but “in the meantime they will continue to investigate why Colucci was killed and King was attacked.” King was transported to a Manchester hospital for treatment of her injuries. She has been released.

The sheriff did not reveal what evidence had been collected. He stated that investigators are still attempting to determine a motive for the murder and attack.