KPD e-News Release: Vehicle Sought by Kingsport Police in Connection with Probe into Suspicious Death

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: Vehicle Sought by Kingsport Police in Connection with Probe into Suspicious Death
DATE: February 2, 2017
CASE #: 17-002406
Kingsport Police are attempting to locate a vehicle with potential ties to a suspicious death investigation on Mull Street in Kingsport. A somewhat unique white 1-ton Chevrolet camper conversion van, believed to have been owned by the decedent, is presently unaccounted for. Two photographs of the van in question have been included in this release.

Anyone who has any knowledge of the current whereabouts of this van is asked to promptly contact Detectives in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

As this continues to be an active ongoing investigation, absolutely no additional details can be released at this time.

As previously released:

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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