Storm's Death Toll Still Rising in West Tennessee

APRIL 4, 2006 - Posted at 7:52 a.m. CST

NEWBERN, TN - There are now 24 people known dead in the wake of a tornado that ripped through west Tennessee.

Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Holt says the body of a woman was found in the rubble of her home last night.

Holt told The Associated Press this morning that searchers had already found the victim's son and knew the woman lived with him.

The sheriff says the latest documented death came in the Missfield community and the only thing left of the home is a concrete porch.

The death brings the total from Dyer County to 16.  Eight people were killed in Gibson County.

The area is about 80 miles northeast of Memphis.

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