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Best friend talks about her relationship with Starr Harris

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By Justin Hanson - bio | email

DRUMMONDS, TN (WMC-TV) - Friends of Starr Harris say she was a devoted wife and mother to eight kids.

"Starr was absolutely the sweetest, most gentle person I've ever met in my life," said Starr's best friend, Kelly Phelps.

Phelps worked with Starr and talked to her every day on the phone. 

"I talked to her every morning," she said.

Phelps last spoke with Harris early Tuesday afternoon.  She knew something was wrong when her friend answer her phone or respond to text messages.

"I noticed none of her work had gotten done online, and that's not like Starr, so I feared something went wrong," Phelps said.

Phelps was one of the first people to find Harris' body in the woods behind her house. She got there before paramedics arrived.  It was a sight she'll never forget, and she hopes investigators will soon get to the bottom of the case.

"This is family land, not just a house on a main road. You have to pass family homes to get to her house," she said.

Phelps said Starr loved her husband, her kids, and every one around her very much. 

"I would urge anyone with information to please come forward with anything so that we can put an end to this," she said.

If you or someone you know has any information about this case, call the Tipton County Sheriff's Department tip line at 901-475-3307. 

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