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Charges filed against 4 after Greeneville man's body found in vehicle

On Jan. 23, the Greeneville Police Department said it found a dead man after receiving a complaint about a suspicious vehicle.

UPDATE THURSDAY: Further investigation into the discovery of a 32-year-old man's body found in a parked vehicle along a road last month in Greeneville has led to charges against four people, authorities said.

The four are identified as Jennifer Clark, Patricia “PJ” Graham, Terrance Clark, and Justin Tollett, according to the Greene County Sheriff's Office.

They're charged with failing to report a death and abuse of a corpse.

Andrew Davenport's body was found Jan. 23 along the Highway 70 Bypass in Greeneville.

The TBI, Greeneville police and Greene County Sheriff's Office investigated.

Initially Greeneville police said it appeared there was no foul play but they were awaiting final autopsy results.

Authorities, however, now say Davenport of Greeneville had been at a residence before his death on Old Knoxville Highway in the county.

"Though autopsy results are still pending to determine the cause of  Davenport’s death, further investigation revealed that (the defendants) ... failed to report his death and transported his body to the location where it was discovered by Greeneville Police," a notice by the Sheriff's Office states.

Clark and Tollett are being held in the Greene County Jail.

But Graham and Clark are still at large.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 423-798-1800.

UPDATE JAN. 26: The man found dead in a vehicle over the weekend in Greeneville has been identified as 32-year-old Andrew Davenport.

It's not clear where Davenport lived.

Authorities said Tuesday in a release that foul play isn't suspected, but authorities are still awaiting a "full autopsy." 

UPDATE JAN. 25: Greeneville and Greene County authorities are working with the Regional Forensic Center in Knoxville to learn more about the man's body found Saturday in a vehicle along a state bypass.

Assistant Greeneville Police Chief Michael Crum said in a release Monday he had no further details yet to release on the case. The man's name, age and details about the vehicle have not been released.

It's not clear if the man was killed, died of natural causes or took his own life.

"This case has several areas that intertwine, thus making it very difficult to release any details because of the confidential and unintended repercussions those details may reveal," Crum said.

PREVIOUS STORY: The Greeneville Police Department on Saturday was investigating discovery of a man's body in a vehicle along the State Highway 70 Bypass.

Police were notified about 12:41 p.m. of the vehicle. They found a man dead inside.

The Police Department and the Greene County Sheriff's Office was working with assistance from the TBI on the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call GPD Det. Sgt. Hobbs 423.783.2814, Greene County Sheriff Holt 423.798.1800 or 1.800.TBI.FIND.

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