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Posted on: May 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Body of man found in wooded area ruled homicide, suspect arrested

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Murfreesboro, Tenn. – The death of a man whose body was found in a wooded area on Robert Rose Drive Friday, May 15, has been ruled a homicide.  An arrest has also been made in the case.

Robert “Stump” Jenkins, 40, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 50-year-old Gino Harris. 

Murfreesboro Criminal Investigations Division (CID) detectives requested assistance from the Moultrie Police Department in Moultrie, Georgia, who served Jenkins with the arrest on Wednesday, May 27. 

Jenkins remains in custody in at the Colquitt County Georgia Jail and is awaiting extradition to Tennessee.

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May 15, 2020

Police investigating after body of man found in wooded area

Murfreesboro, Tenn. – An unidentified man’s body was found in a wooded area near a vacant lot in the 900 block of Robert Rose Drive Friday, May 15.  Police are working to identify the man.

A resident, walking with his daughter, stumbled upon the body just after 12:00 p.m. today and immediately notified police.  The body appears to have been there for some time.

The man was pronounced deceased by personnel with Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services.

The medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine how the unidentified man died.

The case has been assigned to Criminal Investigations Division detectives.

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