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TWO ARRESTED IN KIDNAPPING AND MURDER OF LINDEN WOMAN
(JULY 21, 2014)  TWO MEN HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE KIDNAPPING AND MURDER OF A LINDEN WOMAN.  ACCORDING TO THE TENNESSEE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, A JOINT INVESTIGATION WITH THE T-B-I AND THE HIGHWAY PATROL HAS RESULTED IN THE ARREST OF TWO SUSPECTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEATH OF 25 YEAR-OLD BRITTANY LYNN SIMPSON IN WHAT WAS ORIGINALLY THOUGHT TO BE A CASE OF HIT AND RUN.  ON THE NIGHT OF JULY 10TH, THE T-H-P WAS DISPATCHED TO A POSSIBLE HIT AND RUN OF A PEDESTRIAN ON HIGHWAY 412 EAST IN DARDEN. AUTHORITIES FOUND SIMPSON IN THE LEFT LANE WITH SEVERE INJURIES.  SHE WAS AIRLIFTED FROM THE SCENE BUT DIED FROM HER INJURIES. ON WEDNESDAY, INVESTIGATORS DEVELOPED INFORMATION WHICH LED THEM TO IDENTIFY 28 YEAR-OLD JUAN CARLOS RAMIREZ AND 40 YEAR-OLD LUIS GALVAN MENDOZA AS THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR SIMPSON'S DEATH.  INVESTIGATORS INDICATED THAT BOTH SUSPECTS HELD THE VICTIM AGAINST HER WILL AND SIMPSON WAS EITHER PUSHED OR FELL FROM RAMIREZ'S FORD F-150 TRUCK.  ON THURSDAY, BOTH SUSPECTS WERE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH ESPECIALLY AGGRAVATED KIDNAPPING AND FELONY MURDER.  THEY ARE BEING HELD IN THE HENDERSON COUNTY JAIL WITHOUT BOND.