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Chris Daughtry’s wife Deanna lashes out at ‘false’ rumors daughter Hannah’s death was ‘murder’

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Chris Daughtry’s wife, Deanna, denounced reports that the tragic death of her late daughter Hannah Price was being investigated as murder.

The 48-year-old grieving mother wrote a lengthy Instagram statement Friday in which she tried to clarify all assumptions about the 25-year-old’s cause of death, which was in line with statements from prosecutors in Tennessee.

“The news going around that we said our daughters’ deaths are being investigated as murder is not true!” she wrote in an excerpt alongside a photo of her daughter who died as a child.

Grieving: Chris Daughtry’s wife Deanna tried to clear up all assumptions about her 25-year-old daughter’s cause of death as she labeled reports of the investigation a ‘murder’ false

Hannah was found dead at her home in Fentress County, Tennessee, on Nov. 12, and the manner of death is still under investigation, despite early reports indicating that detectives told relatives it was homicide.

“The news going around that we said our daughters’ deaths are being investigated as murder is false! We weren’t told that, and we never said that to anyone!’ started Deanna.

“The day Hannah was found, I shared some concerns I had with some people I know and said we wouldn’t know for sure until they completed the investigation. Someone took that and got to work on it or they spoke to someone else who then made assumptions and ran to the press with it.

“None of us can jump to conclusions. Having questions and concerns is one thing, but harassing someone and calling them a murderer before all the facts are known is wrong on every level, regardless of their history,” she continued, but did not specify who she was referring to.

Leading with facts: 'The news going around that we said our daughters' deaths are being investigated as a homicide is false!' Deanna wrote in an excerpt alongside a photo of her daughter who died as a child

Leading with facts: ‘The news going around that we said our daughters’ deaths are being investigated as a homicide is false!’ Deanna wrote in an excerpt alongside a photo of her daughter who died as a child

“I have lost my child and now also have to deal with rumors and assumptions about her. The people who loved her are hurting and we regret not talking to the press, not spreading rumors and they are definitely not making this about themselves. So please everyone stop!

“Let the investigating officers do their job and please remember that fragments of a person’s life do not define who they really are as a person. Hannah was with us on Earth for 25 years, there is so much more to her story than what you read.

“I loved my daughter so much and I am experiencing the deepest emotional pain I have ever felt! Please stop making things worse for those of us who love her by spreading rumors and saying disgusting things about our family. We are real people! Just because my husband has a public job doesn’t mean it’s okay to do,” she pleaded.

“To the beautiful people who send us their prayers, love and kindness during this time, we thank you. We are unable to reach you all individually, as you no doubt understand, but know that we are grateful for people like you,” Deanna concluded.

Tragedy: Deanna's daughter and Chris' stepdaughter Hannah were found dead Nov. 12 at her home in Fentress County, Tennessee, but a medical examiner has not revealed a cause of death

Tragedy: Deanna’s daughter and Chris’ stepdaughter Hannah were found dead Nov. 12 at her home in Fentress County, Tennessee, but a medical examiner has not revealed a cause of death

Mourning the loss:

Mourning the loss: “Please stop making things worse for those of us who love her by spreading rumors and saying disgusting things about our family,” pleaded Deanna on behalf of husband Chris, who first shot to fame on American Idol

In line with Deanna’s statements, prosecutors in Tennessee this week said it would be “premature” to classify the death of Chris Daughtry’s stepdaughter as murder, refuting reports that detectives had told relatives that this was the case.

Jared Effler, the District Attorney of the Tennessee’s 8th Judicial District, said in a statement to DailyMail.com Monday that no arrests had been made in connection with the death of 25-year-old Hannah Price.

Price’s boyfriend, Bobby Jolly, 25, was reportedly booked into the Fentress County Jail on Friday — the same day her body was found at her home in Nashville, Tennessee. Authorities have not said whether Jolly is a person of concern, or publicly stated why Jolly was arrested.

“This is a death investigation and any attempt to classify it as a murder investigation at this point is premature and irresponsible,” the prosecutor said Monday. “No one else has been arrested in connection with Mrs Price’s death.”

A medical examiner at the Regional Forensic Center in Knoxville has not yet revealed the cause or manner of her death, and the family is still awaiting autopsy results.

Link?  Hannah's boyfriend Bobby Jolly was arrested Friday on the day of her death and taken to the Fentress County jail, although police have not stated whether he is a person of interest or a suspect in her death.

Link? Hannah’s boyfriend Bobby Jolly was arrested Friday on the day of her death and taken to the Fentress County jail, although police have not stated whether he is a person of interest or a suspect in her death.

Under investigation: Tennessee prosecutors said this week it would be

Under investigation: Tennessee prosecutors said this week it would be “premature” to consider the death of Daughtry’s stepdaughter (above) a homicide, refuting reports that detectives told relatives it was a homicide.

TMZ had reported this weekend that detectives had informed Price’s family that the investigation into her death was a murder investigation, which seemed to prompt Deanna’s lengthy statement.

Hannah’s stepfather Chris (who first found fame on American Idol) posted an emotional statement on his Instagram page following the news of her death, showing that he was having a hard time.

“I’m still processing the last 24 hours. I am absolutely devastated and heartbroken. I recently lost my mother to cancer, but I was blessed with the chance to say goodbye and I dealt with it in private.

“We never got to say goodbye to our dear Hannah and it’s another huge blow to our family. Thank you all for your kind words and condolences. They are really felt and appreciated. I am now taking the time to be with my family as we try to heal from this devastating loss.”

The singer-songwriter was in the midst of his Dearly Beloved Tour at the time of Hannah’s death, and has now some of his upcoming tour dates have been postponed.

Chris and Deanna have been married for over two decades. The couple share 10-year-old twins Adalynn and Noah and 23-year-old Griffin, with Hannah coming from Deanna’s previous relationship.

Cancel Dates: The singer-songwriter was in the middle of his Dearly Beloved Tour at the time of Hannah's death, and has now postponed several of his upcoming tour dates;  Chris Daughtry pictured September 2021

Cancel Dates: The singer-songwriter was in the middle of his Dearly Beloved Tour at the time of Hannah’s death, and has now postponed several of his upcoming tour dates; Chris Daughtry pictured September 2021

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