Reports say that The Covington Tennessee firefighters found the children suffering from severe smoke inhalation. They were pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. Linda Anne Dunavant was treated for minor injuries due to the fire.
An investigation uncovered an earlier event where Linda Anne Dunavant doused the father of the children with life charcoal lighter fluid threatening to set him on fire. This was only after she originally called police and falsely accused Jones of doing the same to her.
It wasn’t long after the murders that Jessica Cunningham reportedly accused her mother of setting the fire intentionally. After an investigation by the Tennessee Bomb and Arson Division, suspicions of the grandmother’s involvement was even more intense.