Police ID man found dead in Bristol woods

Johnson City Press • Jan 6, 2020 at 9:55 AM

BRISTOL — Police on Monday released the name of a man found dead Saturday in a wooded area near the state line with Virginia.

The deceased was identified as 26-year-old Bristol resident Terry E. McMurray.

Around 1 p.m. Saturday, police received a call from someone walking in the area reporting a possible dead body in the woods between Shankle Mill Road and Grove Park Drive. The Sullivan County Coroner collected McMurray’s body and took it to the Jenkins Forensic Center at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City for an autopsy.

Police said detectives had not found evidence of of criminal activity surrounding McMurray’s death. Anyone with information that might assist in the investigation was asked to contact Detective Chris Odle at 423-989-5530 or [email protected]

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