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SCSO identifies body found in Arlington

Published: Dec. 5, 2015 at 9:17 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 7, 2015 at 10:22 AM CST
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Charles Kerr (Source: Family)
Charles Kerr (Source: Family)

SHELBY COUNTY, TN (WMC) - The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is investigating a body that was discovered Saturday.

The body was found in a cemetery in the 6700 block of Long Road near Arlington.

Church members at nearby at Mt. Sinai AME said they found the body around 2:30 p.m. while preparing for a funeral.

Sunday, the victim was identified as 29-year-old Charles Kerr of Frayser. Deputies said he was shot multiple times.

Kerr's family said he was a father of five and just recently got full custody of his son. He was living with his mother.

The area is a very rural part of the county and neighbors said the street does not connect with any main road. They said only those who live there are ever seen driving in the area.

"I'm always watching my back, so this makes me even more suspicious of where I am and who's watching," area resident Robin Wammack said.

Shelby County Sheriff's Office said they have no leads that explain why Kerr's body ended up in the cemetery or who shot him.

"It's wide open," chief inspector Rick Holland said. "They would have had to walk a good distance to get here. We haven't found a vehicle that matched to him so it's still a mystery to us."

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