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Homicide Victim Identified



The murder victim found deceased Monday outside a vacant building at 410 Elm Street has been identified through fingerprints as Michael Sparks, 51, who was homeless.

Sparks, who was stabbed and strangled, appeared to have been living on a landing of an entrance to the building. He did not have any identification on his person.

Anyone with information about Sparks’ murder is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.


Michael Sparks, 51