Homeless man found dead off I-65 identified

Homeless man found dead off I-65 identified (Image 1)

Metro police are investigating the murder of a man Wednesday at a homeless camp off Interstate 65 in south Nashville.

The man's body was discovered hortly after 9 a.m. near the interstate exit ramp at Harding Place, north of the Crieve Hall area.

Metro police spokesperson Don Aaron said the victim, identified as 55-year-old Hugh Hunt, was homeless.

Hunt's body was found by another homeless man near railroad tracks.

The man walked to a nearby Shell gas station from where police were notified.

“From examining the body, the wounds to the body, the injuries to the body, are indicative of a fight that we believe occurred during the night,” Aaron explained.

Authorities are looking for the three men who were drinking with him on Tuesday, before he died.

“According to the man who found this individual, there were several other homeless persons with the victim sometime late yesterday, perhaps into the night,” he continued.  “We're now working to identify the persons who may have been down here last night, get information from them and learn more.”

Authorities especially hope to identify the last man seen with Hunt, after the others had left.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

The medical examiner will determine the exact cause of Hunt's death.

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