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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Man found dead in parking garage identified, police still investigating

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (December 2, 2021) The man found dead in a parking garage Thursday morning in Murfreesboro has been identified as David Rowan. Rowan appears to have died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the preliminary investigation.

Murfreesboro Police Department officers responded to the Rutherford County Justice Center Parking Garage, 223 Maple Street, around 11:43 a.m. Officers found Rowan deceased from a single gunshot wound.  He was in his car on the second floor of the garage.  No foul play is suspected.

The 66-year-old, a Milton Florida pastor, was on trial this week in Murfreesboro for multiple sex crimes against two teenage girls.  He was awaiting a jury’s verdict when the incident occurred.

The case is still under investigation by detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division.



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