Man found dead in Johnson City home on Halloween; Homicide investigation underway

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Police are investigating a homicide in Johnson City. Police say on Halloween the body of 72-year-old Otis C. Church inside a home on St. Louis Street.

Investigators are not releasing any more details about the “manner of death” until results returned from an autopsy.

Evidence from the scene were sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab for process.

The Johnson City Police Department is asking for the public’s help with any information surrounding Church’s death. If you have any details, just contact the crime investigation division at at 423-434-6166.

If you want to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 423-434-6158 or text your tip by texting 423JCPD and your tip to 847411 (TIP411) or to submit via the internet by logging in at

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