HAMILTON COUNTY, Tennessee(WDEF) - The mother of two children was found dead inside a home on the 8900 block of Lovell Road Sunday morning.
Detectives are now looking for Terry Releford, 34, of Hamilton County in connection to what investigators say is an apparent murder.
Authorities say Releford is considered to be armed and dangerous. He was last seen driving a 1994 red Dodge Ram with license plate number G4090B.
Releford is a registered sex offender who was convicted on two counts of aggravated rape in 1997.
The identity of the deceased woman has not been released but WDEF has confirmed that her children are safe.
According to neighbors, the woman was also pregnant at the time of her death.
Her death has left a community on edge.
"I've been here 12 years and I have never once seen more than one cop car even roll by here so to see this much out here is very shocking and very surprising," said Dana Phillips who is a nearby neighbor.
Neighbor Steven Anderson use to deliver pizza to the woman's house.
"I was surprised to find out it was her. I seen her outside every once and a while; She and her daughter outside playing," said Anderson.
WDEF will have more information on this murder investigation once it becomes available.