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TBI resumes involvement in 24th Judicial District

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DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says it has resumed investigations in the five-county judicial district where the high-profile death of a 20-year-old nursing student is being prosecuted.

The TBI announced Wednesday it was suspending investigations there as the result of a disagreement with District Attorney General Matt Stowe.

But Thursday night, the agency issued a release saying it was resuming work in the district and that Stowe has requested a special prosecutor to handle the nursing student's case.

TBI Director Mark Gwyn said Wednesday that Stowe alleged misconduct by the TBI and other law enforcement agencies.

Stowe denied he asked the TBI to suspend investigations in the district, which includes Benton, Carroll, Decatur, Hardin and Henry counties.

A message left at Stowe's office was not immediately returned Thursday evening.

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