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Smyrna police investigate apparent murder-suicide

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Smyrna Police are investigating a murder-suicide in which a mother is believed to have shot and killed her son before killing herself Monday at Waldron Road and I-24.

Officers went to 107 Fairwood Court in Smyrna around 1:30 p.m. Monday in reference to the death of a 25-year-old male later identified as Jesse Edward Heslep. Police believe he was killed with a gunshot. The cause of death is to be determined by the medical examiner's office.

Police also confirmed reports that a suicide at Waldron Road and I-24 is related to the homicide. The woman involved in the suicide is identified as Lisa Heslep, 55, the mother of the shooting victim. Police say their investigation leads them to believe she is the suspect in the homicide.

The investigation remains active and police are releasing no other information.

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