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ME says victims died from blunt force trauma

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – All seven victims found dead  in Tennessee this weekend died from blunt force trauma, the medical examiner’s office confirmed. 

Dr. Feng Li, chief medical examiner for Davidson County, said all the victims received multiple blunt force injuries. Some also received sharp force injuries, as if from a knife or other sharp object. 

A weapon has not been determined, Li said. 

The manner of death for all seven was determined to be homicide. The investigation is ongoing. 

Seven people were found dead in two locations in a heavily-wooded area of rural Sumner County near Westmoreland on Saturday and Sunday. 

They were identified as David Carl Cummins, 51, the suspect’s father; Clara Jane Cummins, 44, the suspect’s mother; Charles Edward Hosale, 44, the suspect’s uncle; Rachel Dawn McGlothlin-Pee, 43; Sapphire McGlothlin-Pee, 12, Rachel’s daughter; Marsha Elizabeth Nuckols, 64, Rachel’s mother; and Shirley B. Fehrle, 69. 

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Michael Cummins, 25, was named as a suspect in all seven deaths. He has been charged in connection with a probation violation and remained in a local hospital Tuesday in police custody. 

An eighth person found alive at the scene remained in critical condition Tuesday. That person has not been identified by the authorities.

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