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Update: Foul play involved in death of homeless man

9:32 AM, Apr 11, 2013   |    comments
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Update 9:31 a.m. Thursday

Police have determined foul play was involved in the death of a unidentified homeless man found Tuesday night near downtown Knoxville.

According to a press release from the Knoxville Police Department, the deceased was in his late 20's.

Police do know the identity of the man, but are withholding it until they can notify his family.

Police are also not commenting on the exact cause of death citing it is part of an ongoing investigation.

There have been no charges filed.

Stay with 10News for more information on this developing story.

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Four people are charged after an incident that led to the discovery of a dead man.

According to Knoxville Police, an officer responded to a disturbance call on Tuesday around 8:15 pm near the 800 block of Richards Street near downtown Knoxville.

The officer encountered Charles Matthew Rose, 49, homeless, who investigators say was extremely intoxicated and tried to force Officer Carl Kennedy to the ground.  After a brief struggle, Rose was taken into custody.

Officers then discovered a homeless camp in the woods with four people sleeping inside along with a dead man covered in blankets.

An autopsy is being conducted to determine how the man died.  KPD says he was homeless but will not release his name until his family has been located and notified of his death.

Rose is charged with Resisting Stop, Halt, Frisk, Arrest and Public Intoxication.  He's being held on a $1,250 bond.

Three others are charged with assault and theft, and being held on a $7,500 bond: Hope Carol Warvi, 22, homeless from Strawberry Plains; Joshua Cool, 27, homeless from Pennsylvania; and Brandon Roberts, 28, homeless from Virginia.

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