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Body of Missing Chris Newsom Recovered in East Knoxville, Girl friend Channon Christian Still Missing (Update: Girl friend found deceased)

The partially burned body of Chris Newsom was found in East Knoxville, TN. Cris Newsom, 23, was found near the railroad tracks on Ninth Avenue. He had been shot and his body was partially burned. Newsom’s remains had been located in the same area where Channon Christian’s vehicle was found. The search continues for 21 year old Channon Christian.

Chris Newsom and his girlfriend, 21 year-old Channon Christian, have been missing since Saturday night, when they were last seen at an East Knox County apartment complex.

Police confirm that a missing person’s report was filed Sunday for Channon Christian.

A major search involving more than 40 officers is now underway in the area in East Knoxville where Chris Newsom’s body was found.

Sgt. Tim Snodderly of the Knoxville Police Department said in a Monday afternoon press conference that Channon Christian’s vehicle was found in the same area Newsom’s body was found.

Snodderly also told reporters that neither Christian nor Newsom have any criminal record, and that the pair did not live together. (WBIR)

UPDATE: Woman’s body found, police confirm it is missing woman

There is more sad news to report out of East Knoxville. The body of missing Channon Christian was recovered and identified. Her body was located in a rental house on the 2300 block of Chipman Street in East Knoxville.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) — Investigators Tuesday night have confirmed that the body of a woman found in a Knoxville home is that of 21 year-old Channon Christian.

The body was found at a rental house on the 2300 block of Chipman Street in East Knoxville. It was taken to the UT Forensic Center and the positive identification was made.

Investigators are now apparently working two murders.

Christopher Newsom, 23, and Christian, 21, disappeared Saturday night while they were on a date.

If you have information on the crimes, call Knoxville police at (865)-215-7212.

UPDATES: Three Men in Custody in Murder of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom

January 8th, 2007 at 06:52pm Posted by | Crime/Murder, Found Deceased, Missing, Missing Adult | 13 comments

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  1. This is extremly sad & crazy to happen to people & at such a young age. Goin to FHS this hits too close to home & she was a sweet girl. God Bless her family & your in our prayers. x0x0

    Comment by Jill | January 10, 2007

  2. I truly hope the two guys the Police are searching for are found. I can’t imagine what Channon went thru before she died. If they are found guilty they need to be burned like poor Chris was. SICK!

    Comment by Regina | January 11, 2007

  3. I just heard on the news, they caught one of the guys in Kentucky and then SWAT team caught the other in Knoxville. Great news, I hope they pay for their crimes.

    Comment by hitthewallgordon | January 11, 2007

  4. What was the cause of Channon’s death?

    Comment by Diane | January 11, 2007

  5. I cannot believe what this world has came to!! No one deserves to die like these two innocent young adults did. It is one thing to kill someone, but to torture them is another. My paryers are with the families of these two victims.

    Comment by Ashley | January 15, 2007

  6. This did not occur nor were the bodies found in East Knoxville. Geographically speaking, the location was North Knoxville.

    Comment by Jamie | January 15, 2007

  7. {{edit}} murdered two more innocent white kids. But do you hear about THIS on national news? No . . . of course not. But let some skanky {{edit}} even ACCUSE white boys of something and the country goes crazy.


    M&E: This comment had to be edited, but I understand the point. This crime should have been publicized better. Any crime like this should be no matter who the victims or predators were.

    Comment by Adolf | January 16, 2007

  8. I think that they deserve the death penalty. It was completely
    animalistic and evil. What I have noticed is a separation in the racial community. These people invloved in this did it on their own…and will suffer the consequences on their own.
    Being black has absolutely nothing to do with this horrible deed and I pray for the families in what I see as a terrible nightmare. There was no neccesity in this…none. Lex

    Comment by LEX | January 16, 2007

  9. these scumbags need to be burned alive, but not killed and made to sit burned for 10 years rotting in prison until all of there death penalty appeals have run out and we rid the world of these F-in animals.
    and then this a-hole defense attorney accually ask that his client is granted bail. he needs to be smacked in the head.
    I dont know what this world has come to.

    My prayers go out to both Families and all friends.

    Comment by Scott | January 19, 2007

  10. Me and my family are praying for the Newsom and Chrisitan families. This is a horrible event. I pray the families can find peace in their hearts. What a devistating way to loose a child. Live in the light of Christ

    Comment by Michelle | January 19, 2007

  11. It was on National news. CNN


    M&E: This story has been one of the least covered stories for as henous as the crime was. Especially when at one point this was a double missing person case. Then it was a homicide, missing person case. Then it became a double homicide, rape case.

    Two young people were the victims. Usually that is the recipe for a news story in todays media. In this case, it really was not.

    Comment by Chris | January 20, 2007

  12. I am so sorry fo the familys that they have had to go threw this and i pray that these men pay for what they did may our God in heaven look upon the familys and carry them threw all of the pain and heartach that they are going threw i am so sorry that all of this has happened to them and i hope that the familys no that our God is a just God and no matter what the judge says they will pay for what they did threw pain and hurt there selves I pray that the newsom and the christion family be blessed in this time of hurt and just deppened on God cause he is the only one that is going to carry you threw God Bless you all

    amanda cates

    Comment by amanda cates | January 20, 2007

  13. This is a shame, those cowards will get what they deserve. They have no remorse for life….Trust me, They are black and have been accussed of killing a white couple… May only God have mercy on their souls….This is America and I am sure they know the Punishment will be severe…. As ALWAYS… I am black, but that was truly a Horrible, brutal and coward thing to do. God Bless that couples family my heart goes out to you. I Pray that God gives you the strength at this much needed time.

    Comment by Jennifer | April 15, 2007

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