Police: Decapitated body found in South Nashville

10:14 PM, Jul 12, 2012   |    comments
Nashville police search the scene where a body was found on Thursday July 12, 2012. By Nicole Young/ The Tennessean
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By Nicole Young / The Tennessean 

Metro Police have little to go on as they investigate the discovery of a partially decomposed, decapitated body in South Nashville.

Police believe the body, that of a male whose race and ethnicity are unknown at this time, was dumped at 169 Old Hermitage Ave., said spokesman Don Aaron.

"We believe he was killed somewhere else and then dumped here afterward,'' Aaron said.

Police spent about an hour searching the area, looking for evidence, including clothing, tools and anything that might help them identify the victim, Aaron said.

A mail carrier on lunch break discovered the body just before 3:30 p.m.

Aaron said the body was partially clothed at the time of the discovery.

Police are hoping that someone can help them identify the man. He has several tattoos. On his left shoulder, he has the initials FTW and a cross, just to the left of that is a dragon and there is also a dagger on his left forearm, police said. He was also wearing a silver or black ring with the inscription "Dad," Aaron said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 615-862-7727. There is a detective at that number handling calls, Aaron said.

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Metro Police are investigating the discovery of a decapitated body in South Nashville.

A call for help came in from 155 Old Hermitage Ave. at 3:27 p.m., a police dispatcher said.

Police say a mail carrier taking a lunch break today saw the body in a field.

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