Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Sheriff's Department Investigating Homicide Case
Officials with the Putnam County sheriff's office are releasing very few details about the death of a man, who was found murdered on the front porch of his home Sunday morning. Officials confirm that they are treating the death of 48-year-old John Gregory Williams of Cookeville Boat Dock Road as a homicide, but they have not yet revealed what the cause of death was or any details as to how he died. They do say that Williams had a criminal record dating back several years, but are not saying whether that had anything to do with his death. He reportedly lived alone and his body was found about 1 am on the porch by a neighbor. It has been sent to Nashville for an autopsy.