Family and friends are offering a $10,000 reward for specific information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the death of Jerry “Pete” McCarroll, a Vietnam veteran and cancer survivor who was retired from Boeing and B&W Clinch River in Oak Ridge, authorities said.
McCarroll was found murdered on April 18 outside of Allied Metal Recovery and Refining on Gouge Hollow Road in the Coalfield area of Morgan County, according to the Office of the District Attorney General in the Ninth Judicial District, which includes Loudon, Meigs, Morgan, and Roane counties.
McCarroll worked at Allied Metal Recovery and Refining, a press release said. His body was found at 6:30 a.m. Monday, April 18, and he had been beaten and shot, the press release said. McCarroll was known to carry cash, and the motive may have been robbery, authorities said.
Authorities suspect that the crime was carried out by someone with knowledge or access to knowledge about McCarroll’s schedule and habits.
Any information you have should be directed to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Hotline at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463) or the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to the attention of Investigator Mike Wren (423) 346-0911 (authorities said that number will be answered around the clock).
More information will be added as it becomes available.