Police: Watauga, TN woman, 50, found dead in Johnson City

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Johnson City police are revealing the identity of a woman who was found dead in a parking lot early Sunday morning on East Market Street.

The woman has been identified as 50-year-old Melissa Palladino from Watauga, TN.

Police are still trying to determine a cause of death as they said there was no trauma to her body.

JCPD received a call that someone found a dead person on Sunday. Patrol officers came out to the location around 7:25 a.m., who then notified the criminal investigations department.


JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Investigators with the Johnson City Police department tell News Channel 11, that they are investigating a death after finding a body in a parking lot on East Market Street.

Officers discovered the body sometime around 7:00 am Sunday.

Investigators say the victim is believed to be a 50-year-old woman. Police are currently waiting on autopsy results before releasing more details regarding this ongoing investigation.

Stay with News Channel 11 for updates on this developing case.

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