KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating Unattended Death

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Investigating Unattended Death
DATE: September 27, 2021
CASE #: 21-020127
On September 25, 2021 at approximately 10:30 AM, Kingsport Police Department Patrol Officers and Detectives were dispatched to an unattended death (a death that occurred outside of the confines of professional medical care) at Maple Oak Apartments, located at 818 Oak Street in Kingsport. Responding Officers located a deceased 64 year old black male adult inside an apartment.

The deceased individual has been sent to the E.T.S.U. James H. Quillen College of Medicine for autopsy. As with any unattended death, this incident will be thoroughly investigated to rule out any possibility of foul play. That investigation is currently underway. As such, no additional information, to include the identity of the decedent, can or will be released at this time.

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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