KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Detectives Investigating Discovery of Two Deceased Adults

Kingsport Police Department

Dale Phipps, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: K.P.D. Detectives Investigating Discovery of Two Deceased Adults
DATE: November 29, 2022
CASE #: 22-023650
On November 29, 2022 shortly after 9:00 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to a residence in the 1900 block of Idle Hour Road in Kingsport in reference to the discovery of two deceased adults who were found by a family member.

The decedents were identified as husband and wife, Michael S. Warner and Loretta J. Warner. The couple resided together at the home where they were discovered. Based upon the preliminary investigation, both individuals appear to have died from gunshot wounds.

Both decedents will be sent for autopsies to be completed by the Medical Examiner at the East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City.

This appears to have been an isolated incident, completely contained to this residence, and there is absolutely no reason to believe there is any danger to the general public.

The associated investigation by the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Unit remains ongoing. Due to the active status of this investigation, no further details can or will be released at this time. Additional information will be shared as it develops, but only at an appropriate point in the investigation.

Name Michael S. Warner
Age 66 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Fatal Gunshot Wound/Deceased
Name Loretta J. Warner
Age 67 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Kingsport, TN
Injuries Fatal Gunshot Wound/Deceased
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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