KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Detectives Investigating Discovery of Human Remains

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

SUBJECT: Kingsport Detectives Investigating Discovery of Human Remains
DATE: October 19, 2016
CASE #: 16-022641
On October 18, 2016 at approximately 6:45 PM, the Kingsport Police Department was alerted to a discovery of human remains. The remains were happened upon by a hiker and were located in a wooded area along the South Fork Holston River Sluice, adjacent to Riverport Road in Kingsport.

Due to the advanced state of decomposition, the remains will be sent to the Medical Examiner’s office at E.T.S.U.’s Quillen College of Medicine for positive identification and cause of death determination.

The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division continues to look into the matter; however, due to the active nature of the investigation, and many questions remaining unanswered, no additional details will be released at this time.

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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