Police Investigation Underway after Human Remains Discovered near Franklin Neighborhood

MEDIA STAGING INFORMATION: Bethel Community Church | 1753 Players Mill Road in the McKay’s Mill Subdivision. Sgt. Warner will brief media there within the hour. There is no parking available to media at the scene; we will, however work to facilitate pool-cam access following the briefing.  

At 3:15 Wednesday afternoon, officers responded to Road of the Roundtable in the Avalon Subdivision after a motorist reported finding a skull near the 12-4-2014 9-27-07 AMside of the road by the subdivision’s entrance. Detectives and the Medical Examiner’s Office have confirmed the skull to be human.

An investigation by our detectives with the assistance of specialists from the Regional Forensic Science Center, and Forensic Anthropologist Dr. Hugh Berryman from MTSU remains very active, and today yielded additional human remains and evidence.

At this point, we have more questions than answers. We are committed, however, to finding out who this person is, and how they came to be where they were found.

Anyone who thinks that they have information about this case is urged to contact Franklin Police.

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