A crime is not suspected in the case of a man found dead at Clark Center Park in south Oak Ridge on Tuesday, authorities said.
While patrolling the park on Tuesday afternoon, an Oak Ridge Police Department officer found a man sitting motionless in the driver’s seat of a sport utility vehicle, the ORPD said Wednesday. The SUV was parked along the road leading to the main portion of the park.
The officer stopped to investigate and saw the man slumped behind the wheel with an apparent gunshot wound to the head, the ORPD said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was taken to the Knox County Regional Forensics Center.
“The investigation is ongoing, but no foul play is suspected,” the ORPD said.
Family members have been notified, and no more information will be released at this time, the ORPD said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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