published Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Body found in Kimball, Tenn., is 27-year-old Indiana man

Police in Kimball, Tenn., say a body found inside a car Wednesday in the parking lot at the Lowe’s Home Improvement store near Interstate 24 is that of a 27-year-old Indiana man.

Kimball Police Sgt. Chris Webb said this morning that a Lowe’s Home Improvement store employee spotted the body while taking a break around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

So far, police do not believe foul play was involved but the body has been sent to Nashville for an autopsy, Webb said. Authorities have not reached family members so they are withholding the man’s identity until they are notified.

Webb said store surveillance video shows the man arriving in a gold Dodge Stratus bearing Indiana plates around 5 a.m. Wednesday.

“Best we can tell he never got out of the car,” Webb said. He noted that no one else got out of the car or were around it after it was parked.

about Ben Benton...

Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...

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