KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: Kingsport Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death
DATE: February 1, 2017
CASE #: 17-002406
On January 31, 2017 at approximately 7:45 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers were dispatched to a home on Mull Street in Kingsport after a neighbor had requested that officers check the welfare of the resident.

Upon arrival, the responding officers observed an unresponsive person inside the residence. The officers forced entry into the home and confirmed that the individual was in fact deceased.

This discovery is in the process of being thoroughly investigated as a suspicious death. The decedent has been sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office at the Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City for autopsy.

As this investigation is still in its infancy, and due to the ongoing active nature of it, absolutely 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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