Body found in Greeneville shopping center Monday identified

Body found in Greeneville shopping center Monday identified

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GREENEVILLE, TN (WJHL) - Det. David Crum with the Greeneville Police Department said the body found near the Greeneville Commons shopping center Monday afternoon, has been identified.

According to Crum, a man was found face down in Holley Creek near the Greeneville Commons shopping center, was Robert Luther Young, 33.

Crum said Young did not have identification on his person, but was identified by his clothing. A K-Mart receipt found at the scene indicated he had also purchased an item on June 5 around 8:30 p.m.

The Greeneville Police Department reportedly considered him a homeless man and had been arrested for incidents such as disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

Crum said "there was no decomposition of the body" and estimated that Young had only been in the creek for a couple of days.

He said there was also no indication of foul play and said the body has been sent for an autopsy.

Anyone who may have been in direct contact with Young after June 5 is asked to called Det. Lt. Bob Vereecke at 787-6194.



An autopsy has been ordered after the discovery of a man's decomposed body in Greeneville Monday afternoon.

A news release had not been released as of Monday night.

Look for updates on this developing story on News Channel 11 and WJHL.com.

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