Body found in Fiske Heights – Authorities suspect foul play

UPDATE:  Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 1:25pm

VICTIM: Smith, David, White Male, age 54
SUMMARY: On August 2, 2017 at approximately 6:10 pm, friends of the decedent grew
concerned for the victim after not hearing from him for several days. After making
numerous attempts to reach him, a friend broke into the victim’s residence to check
on him, only to find the victim deceased inside the residence.
At this time, based on the need to protect the integrity of the investigation, we cannot
release any further information. Updates will be released when appropriate, and in
conjunction with Attorney General Russell Johnson’s Office when the investigation is
concluded.

Original Story:  Harriman Police were called to 1742 Bennett Circle, Apartment D, last night around 8:15 to where a man was found dead in the apartment. The area is Fiske Heights Housing Authority. Sources close to the story tell us the man apparently had a laceration to his throat, and may have been dead a day or two. The identity of the victim has not been released as of this report, but investigators with the Harriman Police Department have called in the TBI and 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and are considering the cause of death as a possible homicide. The area close to the scene where the investigation was ongoing late into the evening, was sealed off to traffic and several residents were questioned as to what they may have seen or heard. This is an active investigation and we will let you know more information when it is released.

 

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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