Roane County man found shot to death

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The Roane County Sheriff's Department is working to track down a murderer. Ronnie Cofer was found shot in the head, early Monday morning.
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Stace

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#161
Jan 1, 2008
 
Well, it's the new year and we have not heard anything from law enforcement about Daddy's murder. However, we have heard through the "jail grapevine" that the woman who was at Daddy's house when he was found dead, is being held for her safety at an undisclosed jail. From the very start, rumor was that he was killed by her husband and son. I partly believe this. Any of you who truly knew Daddy, knows that he was kind hearted and would give anyone a place to stay. He always told any and everyone that Mom was his one true love, and this was true. I know he told her the last time they saw each other, Jute, you'er the only one I have ever loved! Well any how we sure have missed our Daddy, and we love all of you for remembering him, and thanks for ever thing! Stace and family
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Jan 2, 2008
 
Stace wrote:
Well, it's the new year and we have not heard anything from law enforcement about Daddy's murder. However, we have heard through the "jail grapevine" that the woman who was at Daddy's house when he was found dead, is being held for her safety at an undisclosed jail. From the very start, rumor was that he was killed by her husband and son. I partly believe this. Any of you who truly knew Daddy, knows that he was kind hearted and would give anyone a place to stay. He always told any and everyone that Mom was his one true love, and this was true. I know he told her the last time they saw each other, Jute, you'er the only one I have ever loved! Well any how we sure have missed our Daddy, and we love all of you for remembering him, and thanks for ever thing! Stace and family
I am so sorry about your dad!! I know what it is like to loose a dad, I can't imagine loosing a daddy like this though. Just out of curiousity, was your dad seeing a married woman. No offense, but that is NEVER a good thing!! May God be with your family!! If so, I think that the woman who was married should be partly the blame!! No telling, what she did to get her husband and son upset!! That is if it happened that way!! God Bless You and your family!!!
Stace

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Jan 6, 2008
 
I don't really know that much about what my Daddy was doing or who he was seeing. I just know that he was my Daddy, and I loved him unconditionally. You know that's just how it is with us and God.Thanks for caring and may God bless. Sorry for your loss.
Granny

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Jan 6, 2008
 
I did not know your dad, I had heard of him through some other people. I do know how you feel about your loss. I also know that the ones that found him, will never forget the shock. I've heard his name from someone that is in some of the stuff your dad had been accused of.(did he have a little trailer in swan pond?) If so,you or someone in your family know who I am talking about. Just thought I would write. Just found this site and thought to tell you that I was sorry for your loss.
Stace

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Jan 9, 2008
 
Thanks for caring. So many didn't, and it was very painful for our family. So far, and this is rumor, we've heard that the woman at Daddy's trailer; was Pamela Smith who worked for Tony Clough. Her boyfriend and son are the ones who shot Daddy. But this is just heresay. The authorities have not told us anything. We still hope they do find his killer, although it can never "fix" things for us. Please keep mentioning him so they won't forget him, and his killers will be caught. Thanks to all who have responded and Happy New Year to you all.
For Boone

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#166
Jan 9, 2008
 
We sure do miss you old friend. Rest in peace!!

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

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#167
Jan 10, 2008
 
I've ben off this thread for a while, but I wanted to make sure everyone saw this:

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/jan/10/roan...

I posted the article to the knoxville News forum ( http://www.topix.com/city/knoxville-tn/2008/0... ) added this comment in both places:

I followed this case closely for a while. There was a Topix thread about it that ran for quite a while. Boone Cofer may be connected to Daniel Hampton. Hampton is an alleged drug dealer who is in jail awaiting trial on various drug charges as well as the murder of his wife, who may have been cooperating with the task force that was investigating him. I hope that connection has been looked at in the course of the investigation.

The Topix thread is worth reading. Boone Cofer did not lead an exemplary life, but my reading is that he was a kind man who was much loved by his family and a very wide circle of friends. It is encouraging to see that the TBI and sheriff's office are not allowing the case to move into the back files.
Remembering

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#168
Jan 10, 2008
 
Thinking of you all and loving you! Hang in there.
Boone Cofer

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#169
Jan 10, 2008
 
Watch WBIR at 11:00 tonight. Up date hopefully!
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#170
Jan 11, 2008
 
Well at last they are remembering YOU. It's about time. Dear family we have not forgotten. God bless! Thank you wbir.
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#171
Jan 11, 2008
 
YEAH! Glllad things are moving again. Do not forget my friend. I know Iwon't. Hang in there family. A big thanks to the folks at channel 10.
Stace

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#172
Jan 11, 2008
 
An Old Friend wrote:
YEAH! Glllad things are moving again. Do not forget my friend. I know Iwon't. Hang in there family. A big thanks to the folks at channel 10.
YES! Thank you WBIR! Thanks to all of you. Love you Daddy! Miss you!
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Jan 11, 2008
 
Stace, I'm so glad that the news is bringing this out again. A lot of people may have forgotten. But we will never forget what you are going through. I hope this case is solved and the people responsible get what they deserve. Your dad was a handsome man and i know that he really loved your mom. I just hope and pray that 08 will be a good year for our families. God will watch over us and protect us.
love and prayers
Stace

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Jan 12, 2008
 
Wanda wrote:
Stace, I'm so glad that the news is bringing this out again. A lot of people may have forgotten. But we will never forget what you are going through. I hope this case is solved and the people responsible get what they deserve. Your dad was a handsome man and i know that he really loved your mom. I just hope and pray that 08 will be a good year for our families. God will watch over us and protect us.
love and prayers
Thanks Wanda and much love to you.
The Cofer Family

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Jan 13, 2008
 
Thanks to everyone who has had a part in keeping the death of our loved one in the public eye. Keep up the good work!
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#176
Jan 14, 2008
 
Glad to see they are still trying to gather new information on this case.
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Jan 14, 2008
 
Hang in there something good will happen love you kids
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#178
Jan 15, 2008
 
We loved Boone and we love all of you. Will not forget you.
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Jan 25, 2008
 
Stace wrote:
Thanks for caring. So many didn't, and it was very painful for our family. So far, and this is rumor, we've heard that the woman at Daddy's trailer; was Pamela Smith who worked for Tony Clough. Her boyfriend and son are the ones who shot Daddy. But this is just heresay. The authorities have not told us anything. We still hope they do find his killer, although it can never "fix" things for us. Please keep mentioning him so they won't forget him, and his killers will be caught. Thanks to all who have responded and Happy New Year to you all.
would this be the pam smith that worked for the court house thats on wbirs news " woman uses google to catch crinimal" or not....
Stace

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Jan 25, 2008
 
I have no ideal. Have heard since that Pam Smith had nothing at all to do with the murder. Rumor has it that the responsible party works for ATT. We will see. Thanks for the inquiry.

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