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Arrest Made in Murder of Tennessee Real Estate Broker

Arrest Made in Murder of Tennessee Real Estate Broker
 

Emergency personnel in Giles County were called to 472 Hicks Cut Road, Pulaski around eleven January 19th to battle a house fire. Firefighters battled the blaze for several hours. The house was a total loss.

Family members told firemen that Brenda Wilburn lived in the house alone and both her vehicles were in the driveway. Firefighters later located a body inside the burnt structure. Authorities have been investigating the case as a homicide. The body was sent to the state medical examiner's office for autopsy and identification, and was identified as Brenda. Investigators said she was killed before the fire started.

Brenda was an active real estate broker who owned Heritage Land & Realty Company and operated from a home office.

Now the Giles County Sheriff's Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have made an arrest in the murder case of Brenda Wilburn.

Officials said 42-year-old Robert W. Garner of Pulaski was arrested around 5 a.m. on Saturday. Garner was charged with first-degree murder and theft of property of more than $1,000. He is in the Giles County Jail without bond.

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Comment balloon 11 commentsDavid Saks • June 07 2010 11:21AM

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That's good news.  IT's unfortunate that it came to that.  I'm glad they made an arrest.

Posted by Larry Bettag, Vice-President of National Production (Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001) over 10 years ago

What an unfortunate story.  While I am glad the person responsible has been caught, the TN Board of Realtors and NAR need to publicize safety concerns for agents on the job AND at home and I hope her fellow Realtors remember her appropriately.

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 10 years ago

This stories always cause me some distress as a woman Realtor I worked with in 1985 was murdered at an open house and her killer was never convicted.

Posted by Bob Dunn (Sutton Group West Coast Realty) over 10 years ago

That's sad to hear about Brenda, but I'm glad to hear they made an arrest.  Whatever his sentence, it will not be justice for having taken a life.

Posted by Karl Peidl, Accredited Loan Consultant over 10 years ago

How horrible to hear of Brenda's murder. Glad for her family, friends and community that they have the person responsible for this.

Posted by Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA (Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA) over 10 years ago

What a terrible story. We always need to be aware of the safety risks of our profession.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 10 years ago

How sad, but glad to hear they caught the person responsible for her murder.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 10 years ago

Thankful they caught the person responsible!  Hope they get the maximum conviction possible.  My prayers and thoughts go to her family and friends.

Posted by Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group over 10 years ago

David, a gruesome and sad reminder. What was the motive?

Posted by Janice Roosevelt, OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker ( Keller Williams Brandywine Valley ) over 10 years ago

Thank you to all who have posted a response. Please be very safe.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) over 10 years ago

Thank you for posting that the suspect was caught....these are very scary times for everyone!!!

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 10 years ago

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