Suspicious Death Under Investigation in Marion County

The Marion County, TN, Sheriff’s Department is investigating a death on I-24 near the Haletown exit.

On Wednesday at approximately 7:23 PM, Marion County 911 Center received a call regarding a car fire east of the Tennessee River bridge. Haletown Volunteer Fire Department immediately responded before the arrival of the Tennessee Highway Patrol and extinguished the blaze.

Upon arrival, no person was observed near the car. Detectives arrived, and after processing the scene, they discovered a deceased male near the bank of the Tennessee River. The male subject and car owner was identified as Jinx Harstfield IV of Tullahoma, TN.

The 12th Judicial Violent Crimes Task Force, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and TBI arson investigators are assisting with the investigation.