The Knoxville Police Department is mourning the loss of a beloved colleague.
Dan Crenshaw was a KPD forensics specialist for nearly 20 years. He died of cancer at his home Wednesday afternoon. He was 56 years old.
His funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Highland Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel.
Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch released the following statement:
"The entire Knoxville Police Department is mourning the loss of our friend and colleague, Dan Crenshaw. Dan served tremendously during his 19 years with the department. Dan will be missed by his KPD family. The City of Knoxville and our citizens will miss his dedicated efforts as a forensics specialist. We embrace his family and celebrate his life and are comforted to know that Dan is in a better place and is no longer suffering from cancer."
Crenshaw was a key player in the Christian-Newsom trials.
He found suspect Lemaricus Davidson's thumbprint on an envelope in Channon Christians's SUV and on a trash bag that held her body. That evidence helped bring charges in the case.
**Editor's note: The time was originally incorrectly reported in this story. The correct time for the receiving of friends is 4-6 p.m. **