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DETAILS RELEASED BY TBI OF MURDER CHARGE IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY INVOLVING SUSPECT FROM NEW YORK STATE

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released details today surrounding the arrest of an out of state woman for second-degree murder in Cumberland County.

The New York State Police and the City of Middletown Police Department took 59-year-old Diana Lynn Grosso of Otisville, New York into custody on a fugitive from justice warrant from the State of Tennessee.  An extradition warrant was issued by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department. Grosso was remanded to the Orange County, New York Correctional Facility to await extradition back to Tennessee.

Late last night, officers transported Grosso to the jail in Crossville. She was booked and initially placed under $200,000 bond.

The TBI said this afternoon the case is in in connection to the 2018 drug-related death of a Crossville resident.

In February 2019, the TBI joined detectives in investigating the July 2018 death of 58-year-old Julia Meade in her Crossville home. During the course of the investigation, officers learned the victim had been in New York on or around July 11, 2018, and acquired drugs, which she brought back to Tennessee. On July 13, 2018, she was found deceased from what the investigation revealed was fentanyl toxicity. The investigation identified Grosso as the individual responsible for providing the substance containing fentanyl to the victim.


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