KPD e-Press Release: Kingsport Police Call Press Conference to Announce Arrest in Brutal 2011 Homicide

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Press Conference Announcement

Type of Event Press Conference
Subject Arrest in 2011 Homicide Investigation
Date & Time of Press Conference Wednesday, February 26, 2014

10:00 AM

Location of Press Conference Kingsport Police Department Justice Center

200 Shelby Street

Kingsport, TN

Incident Information
Type of Incident Homicide
Date & Time of Discovery October 16, 2011

Approximately 12:00 PM

Location of Incident 361 Barnett Drive, Apartment #2

Kingsport, TN

Victim Information

Name Betty Sue Short
Age at Time of Death 65 Years of Age
Race/Sex White/Female
Address 361 Barnett Drive, Apartment #2

Kingsport, TN

Suspect Information

Name To be Announced at Press Conference
Date of Birth/Age TBA
Race/Sex TBA
Address TBA
Charge(s) TBA

General Narrative

The Kingsport Police Department has called a press conference to officially announce an arrest in a 2011 homicide investigation.

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM, the Kingsport Police Department will hold a press conference at the Justice Center, located at 200 Shelby Street in Kingsport. The purpose of this conference will be to officially announce that an arrest has been made in a 2011 homicide investigation. Area media representatives are requested to be in attendance.

On October 16, 2011 at approximately 12:00 Noon, the deceased body of Betty Sue Short, 65 years of age, was discovered inside her apartment, located at 361 Barnett Drive, Apartment #2, in Kingsport. The initial assessment revealed that Mrs. Short had been bludgeoned to death in an extremely violent manner by an unknown assailant.

Following a lengthy investigation, on February 25, 2014 at approximately 4:00 PM, Kingsport Police Detectives arrested a suspect in Mrs. Short’s murder. This individual’s identity as well as further details in the investigation will be announced at Wednesday’s press conference.

For additional information, please contact:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit

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