TBI assists in homicide investigation in McMinnville

Barry Cole (Courtesy: Angie Russell)

MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is assisting in a homicide investigation in McMinnville Tuesday.

According to a release, McMinnville police were called to a home in the 100 block of Lind Street on Monday afternoon. Upon their arrival, Barry Cole’s body was discovered inside an outbuilding located on the property.

Barry Cole (Courtesy: Angie Russell)
Barry Cole (Courtesy: Angie Russell)

Authorities said Cole, 55, lived at the home.

“Barry was so very intelligent military wise. Military was all he knew. He was so proud of being a Marine but he was also a son, a brother, father and uncle that has a family that will miss him everyday from now on. Barry was the type of person that would give you the shirt off his back but he had a horrible disease that he just couldn’t get past and the person or people who did this just didn’t do it to him but they did it to his entire family and that’s something we will all have to live with. No one deserves to die like this and this just cannot go unpunished,” said Cole’s sister, Angie Russell.

His body has been sent to the Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy.

The investigation is ongoing.

Additional information was not immediately released.