Police investigate man’s death


A 54-year-old man was found dead in front of a North Knoxville auto parts store Wednesday evening and police were trying to determine what led to his demise. 

The man’s body was found in the grass near the front of Auto Zone at 5727 Clinton Highway about 6:50 p.m., according to KPD spokesperson Scott Erland.

“The cause of death was not immediately apparent and that remains undetermined at this point,” Erland said. “He was found near a bike. But at this point, it’s unknown if he fell off the bike, suffered some kind of medical emergency or was possibly hit by a car.”

The Knox County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene and the man’s body was taken to the Regional Forensic Center for further examination, Erland said. 

Published on November 11, 2022.