Mt. Juliet Police Investigating Shooting Death of Woman

November 1st, 2012

Mt. Juliet Police Investigating Shooting Death of Woman

Case: 12-83333 

Date: November 1st, 2012

Time: 1:13AM

Location: 7975 Central Pike (U-Store-It)

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – A Mt. Juliet Police officer, who was on patrol early Thursday morning, discovered a deceased female in a parked vehicle at the U-Store-It storage facility off of Central Pike near S. Mt. Juliet Road. The woman was found shot to death in the driver’s seat. This is a homicide, and investigators are working diligently and swiftly by following all avenues that lead to the offender’s identity.

Since the early morning hours, investigators have been scouring the crime scene in the frigid temperatures to piece together every bit of evidence. Lebanon Police Department’s Forensic Unit responded to the scene, and they are assisting Mt. Juliet investigators with their experience and resources. The Medical Examiner has estimated that the death occurred anytime between 10:00PM on October 31st to when the officer first located her. The vehicle that the victim was in has been transported to a secure facility so it can be properly processed for evidence.

The victim’s identity is not being released at this time because authorities want to ensure proper family notifications have been made. The victim is not an employee of the storage facility, and there is no indication that the woman was looking at a storage unit. Also, there is no indication that this is a random killing, and the public is not in any immediate danger. This is a very unfortunate and sad event, and it is the Mt. Juliet Police Department’s mission to investigate this homicide with complete dedication to ensure that justice is met for the victim.

Anyone with any information on current investigations or ongoing crime trends is encouraged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at http://www.mjpd.org/ .

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Contact: Sgt. Chandler, Community Policing Director/PIO

Phone: (615) 773-6260 E-Mail: tchandler@cityofmtjuliet.org

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call Sgt. Chandler at (615) 773-6260 or email at tchandler@cityofmtjuliet.org