KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Detectives Investigating Discovery of Adult Human Remains (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://KingsportTN.gov/City-Services/Police-Departmentwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Detectives Investigating Discovery of Adult Human Remains (Update)
DATE: June 25, 2021
CASE #: 21-012912
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Update: The decedent in this case has been positively identified by the medical examiner as Jonathan M. Powers, 42 years of age, of Kingsport. Detectives are still awaiting delivery of the final forensic pathology report to determine his cause of death.

The associated investigation continues to be active and ongoing by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division. As such, no further details are currently available for release. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available, but only at an appropriate point in the investigation.

As previously released:

On June 23, 2021 at approximately 12:00 Noon, Kingsport Police Department Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to the 1600 block of Rock Springs Road in Kingsport in reference to the discovery of human remains, believed to be that of an adult male, found in a wooded area on an abandoned rural residential property.

Following a thorough on-site investigation, the decedent was sent to the East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine for forensic analysis by a medical examiner in an attempt to determine positive identification and establish cause of death.

In the meantime, the associated investigation continues to be active and ongoing by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division. As such, no further details are currently available for release. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available, but only at an appropriate point in the investigation.

DECEDENT INFORMATION
Name Jonathan M. Powers
Age 42 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Cause of Death Still Under Investigation
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-343-9749 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

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