Knoxville Police say a man who was found dead in South Knoxville on Monday morning had been shot.
The body was discovered by workers behind an apartment building that was closed for renovations in Montgomery Village. It was not immediately clear how the man died, but an examination at the forensic center determined that the man died after being shot sometie in the last 24 to 36 hours.
The man has been identifed as Robert Junior Reed, 28, who lived on Martin Mill Pike in South Knoxville.
The case is now being treated as a homicide. Investigators are interviewing witnesses and examining evidence found at the scene.
The Knoxville Police Department is investigating after a body was found behind an abandoned building in South Knoxville.
Investigators say construction workers found the body on Monday morning. It was behind an apartment building on Day Lily Drive that is undergoing renovation. The building is located in the Montgomery Village housing development.
There are no clear signs of what caused the man's death, but investigators are treating it as suspicious and a possible homicide. An autopsy will determine how the man died.
Police are working to confirm the man's identity so they can contact his family and talk to people he had contact with before his death.