Case # 14-0723001
Report Date: Monday, July 28, 2014
We responded to a 911 call concerning the location of Middle Tennessee State University in the College of Education building in room #145, Murfreesboro, TN at 9:50 A.M. The 911 call came in at 9:45 A.M. when Jane Akers discovered the body in the faculty conference room.
Based on the information give by dispatch, Officer Taylor responded to the College of Education building on the MTSU campus. Upon arriving at the scene, Officer Taylor did not see any suspicious persons, witnesses, or vehicles leaving or entering the premise. Upon entering room 145, the faculty conference room, to the right lay a body face up with one gunshot wound in the chest. The victim was wearing blue jeans and an orange shirt and had no shoes on. From looking at the victim Officer Taylor could see it was a male. After searching the conference room for anyone who could be hiding and any other possible victims, Officer Taylor secured the crime scene and it was closed off to the public. The conference room had little furniture in it. By the victims feet was a single shell casing laying on the floor,although no gun was in sight. No medical assistance was needed hence the victim was already deceased and there were no other victims. Under exigent circumstances no warrant was needed to search the faculty conference room.
Part of the hallway that room 145 is located in was closed off from rooms 149 to 141 with police tape. With this hallway closed off, no one was allowed in except the Department secretary, Jane Akers, who discovered the body so that investigators could easily talk to and question her to find out any information that could possibly help the case. The entry point and exit point of all personnel involved with the crime scene was under the supervision of Officer Taylor, at the entry of room 145. Officer Nichols took photographs; Officer Negel took measurements (baseline being 18’11”), Officer Brashear began to bag and tag the...
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