Nashville firefighter’s death ruled a suspected homicide
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The death of a firefighter whose body was found in the Tennessee River has been ruled a suspected homicide.
News outlets say that an autopsy report shows Nashville Fire Department firefighter Jesse Reed “drowned with a contributory factor of blunt force injuries.”
Authorities say Reed was reported missing March 6 after his vehicle was submerged in the river in Waverly. Reed’s remains were found by a fisherman in the river on March 17.
Beginning around noon the funeral procession for Firefighter Jesse Reed will depart the Catholic Pastoral Center at 2800 McGavock Pike. They will travel Briley West around to I-40 West at Charlotte Pike. Then travel west to McCory Lane. #RIP pic.twitter.com/pk0VQwa9iU
— Nashville Fire Dept (@NashvilleFD) March 23, 2018
The Humphreys County Sheriff’s Office said Reed’s wife was also in the vehicle when it was submerged. She escaped without injuries. It’s not clear who was driving.
According to the autopsy report, Reed’s blood alcohol level was .305, more than three times the legal driving limit of .08.
No charges have been filed.
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