CLARKSVILLE TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The Clarksville Police Department has released the identity of the body that was found off Kennedy Rd Thursday. LOCATION OF BODY
“The human remains that were found on the afternoon of 3/2/21 have been identified as 20-year-old Justin Sawyer. This is a very active investigation. There is no further information available at this time.”
A cause or manner of death has not been released. Sawyer disappeared back on December 17, 2020.
According to Clarksville Police, around 3 p.m. on Tuesday they received a call in reference to human remains that had been found off of Kennedy Road in Clarksville. MAP The remains were transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Nashville for identification and to determine the cause of death. There is no further information available at this time.”
According to our news partner WKRN News 2, investigators believe Sawyer was killed as part of a robbery. Two of the men previously charged in this case have pleaded not guilty in Christian County, Kentucky on Wednesday.
According to WKRN, Detectives identified three suspects through their investigation. On Jan. 5, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for 20-year-old Dawuan Davis from Clarksville for charges including robbery, first-degree kidnapping with serious physical injury, and first-degree assault. Davis was located in an apartment in Oak Grove, Ky., and taken to the Christian County Detention Center that night.
On Jan. 11, police arrested 36-year-old Gene Douglas Henry in connection with the case. Henry is charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence. Police located Henry at the same apartment in Oak Grove, Ky. and he was taken to the Christian County Detention Center.
Police were looking for 22-year-old Marquell Devont’e Sims, who is wanted on charges including first-degree complicity to robbery, first-degree complicity to kidnapping, and first-degree complicity to assault.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Kilby, 931-648-0656, ext. 5651, Tipsline 931- 645-8477, or go online and submit a tip anonymously at P3tips.com/591
When a cause of death established we will bring it to you.