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940 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804

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September 16, 2013 Contact: Marian O'Briant


Sheriff's Office investigating homicide of Maryville man

Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said the Sheriff's Office is investigating the homicide of a Maryville man that occurred early this morning.

Arthur Walter Downey, 66, of Turkey Pen Branch Road, Maryville, was pronounced dead on the scene at his residence.

The Sheriff's Office responded to Downey's residence at around 12:30 this morning after family members found him unresponsive.

The Criminal Investigation Division is investigating Downey's homicide. If anyone has any information about his death, please call the Criminal Investigation Division during normal business hours at 273-5001, the 24 hour anonymous Crime Hotline at 273-5200, or leave a tip on the Text-a-Tip link on the Sheriff's Office website at www.bcso.com.

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