Investigation continues after body of 50-year-old man found at Washington Street home
By Bobby Lee McCulley | March 12, 2018 6:31 am
Residents in Mt. Vernon Subdivision were recently alarmed following reports of an investigation being conducted by White County sheriff detectives and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation special agents into a reported death.
On March 8, White County sheriff deputies and agents with the TBI were located at a residential property, on Washington Street, in the Mt. Vernon Subdivision.
According to Bryant Dunaway, 13th Judicial District attorney general, the law enforcement officials were on the scene conducting a death investigation. Neighbors confirmed that detectives with the White County Sheriff Department had gone to various homes within the subdivision asking questions about the incident.
Limited information has since been released from the D.A.’s office about this investigation. According to Dunaway, more details will be released once the investigation is farther along.
On March 8, at approximately 7 p.m., TBI spokesperson Susan Niland released a statement about the incident.
“On Thursday, at the request of 13th Judicial District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI Special Agents began investigating a death that occurred at the 700 block of Washington Street, in Sparta,” stated Niland.
“Earlier the same date, Sparta Central Dispatch (White County E-911 Communications Center) received a request to check the welfare of an individual after he failed to arrive at work and was unable to be contacted by telephone. White County sheriff’s deputies investigated and found the victim deceased inside of his residence. An autopsy will be performed on the body to determine cause of death.”
On March 9, at approximately 11:21 a.m., Niland released the name of the individual found deceased at the Washington Street home. That individual has been identified as 50-year-old Timothy Jordi.
Niland added, “The investigation remains ongoing; we don’t have any additional details to provide at this stage.”
Additional information about this investigation will be posted on SpartaLive and published in The Expositor as soon as details are released.