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Authorities investigate Wilson County man’s mysterious death

Jared Felkins • Nov 3, 2017 at 6:25 PM

The body of a missing Mt. Juliet man was found Thursday in the Tennessee River more than 100 miles from his home, and authorities want to find out who killed him.  

An autopsy Friday identified the body of Scott Ray Damon, 40, found in an area of the river between Benton and Humphreys counties west of Nashville. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents said it appeared someone killed Damon.

Damon was reported missing Oct. 21 from Wilson County. According to reports, Benton County Sheriff Kenny Christopher said he believed Damon’s body was in the river for 8-10 days.

In late June, Wilson County sheriff’s deputies charged Damon with aggravated assault. The arrest report was requested but unavailable at press time.

According to Wilson County sheriff’s Lt. Scott Moore, Wilson County investigators are working with TBI agents and District Attorney Tommy Thompson to determine what happened to Damon. The investigation remained active and ongoing Friday evening. 

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