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Police: Body found with shotgun in Johnson City cemetery

August 12th, 2013 11:53 am by Staff Report

Police: Body found with shotgun in Johnson City cemetery


A Kingsport man found a man's body in a Johnson City cemetery with a shotgun lying next to it on Saturday, Johnson City police said in a report.


Police characterized the death as suicide.


The body of Alfred J. Clark, 62, 509 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, was found at West Lawn, 1227 Lowell St. , about 3 p.m. Saturday.


Kingsport resident Robert Stuart told police he was the cemetery to inspect it for a mowing job and saw a Subaru blocking the road. He found the body lying near the vehicle's driver's side with a shotgun beside it.


Police said Clark's body had a hole in the midsection with no other signs of trauma.

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