UPDATED: Cause of Death Released after Three Murder Suspects were Named in the Murder of a 22-Year-Old Murfreesboro Woman

Jul 14, 2023 at 01:56 pm by WGNS News

Hear Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan below.

UPDATED: On Thursday, the Wilson County Sheriff's Office held a press conference announcing the arrest of three suspects in the 2022 disappearance and death of 22-year-old Mya Fuller. Later on Friday, more details about the cause of her death emerged.


The cause of death for Fuller has been reported to have been the result of multiple gunshot wounds. According to the Office of the Medical Examiner, the 22-year-old was shot at least twice. Reports also indicate toxicology reports showed no signs of drugs or alcohol in her system.

Three suspects were arrested for the murder of Fuller on Wednesday, almost exactly one-year after she went missing. The body of the Murfreesboro woman was discovered in a rural area of Wilson County in August of 2022. 

After Fuller was found dead in the area of Trammel Lane, which runs between Highway 231 near Cedars of Lebanon State Park and Highway 70 in Watertown, the Wilson County Sheriff's Office began an extensive investigation into her death. During a press conference on Thursday (July 13, 2023), Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan read the names and charges of the three suspects in the Fuller murder case...

Sgt. Walker Woods with the Wilson County Sheriff's Office was the lead investigator in the case. When asked if Fuller knew or had a relationship with any of the three suspects in her disappearance and death, Woods stated... Fuller graduated from Blackman High School in 2018, where she played basketball and was an honors student. She graduated Magna cum Laude.

The three suspects that were indicted by a Wilson County Grand Jury were taken into custody in Nashville on Wednesday. Arrested were 21-year-old Taiyana Tipton, who was indicted for First Degree Murder in Perpetration of a Kidnapping, Kidnapping, First Degree Murder (intentional and premeditated), and Abuse of a Corpse. Tipton’s brother, 20-year-old Ty’Shawne Bowles, who is facing charges of First Degree Murder in Perpetration of a Kidnapping, Kidnapping, and First Degree Murder (intentional and premeditated). The third suspect in the murder of Fuller was 20-year-old La’Myra Pipkins. According to Wilson County investigators, Pipkins was an associate of both Tipton and Bowles. Pipkins was indicted on charges of First Degree Murder in Perpetration of a Kidnapping and also an additional charge of Kidnapping. All three of the suspects are Nashville residents.

Looking back, Fuller's family contacted Murfreesboro Police when no one had seen or heard from her since July 30, 2022. When family and friends called her phone, it reportedly went straight to voicemail. Fuller's family told police when they reported her as missing, that she never left home for extended periods of time without calling or answering messages or texts.

Fuller was last known to have worked at an event in on July 30th with the Nashville Soccer Club in Geodis Park. The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office reports that Fuller’s dark gray 2020 Toyota Camry was found shortly after she was reported missing. The car was parked in the area of the Island Vibes night club on Antioch Pike near Harding Place. Fuller reportedly went to the club on July 30th.

See the previous news story about Mya Fuller that was released earlier today HERE.

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