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Children Find Man Dead Inside Abandoned Home

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Metro Police are looking for the killers of a homeless man. Children discovered his body inside an abandoned home this past November.

Police said the victim is from Memphis, but he spent a lot of time on the streets of Nashville.

A group of children were playing behind a burned out and abandoned house at 87 Donelson Street near downtown Nashville. It was the afternoon of Sunday, November 29.

Someone decided it was a good place to build a skateboard ramp, so the children went inside the house looking for wood and they made a grisly discovery.

"They located the body of a male black subject in the rear of the residence in a back bedroom," said Andrew Injaychock with the Metro Nashville Police Department.

Police identified the man as Marion Hollingshed. They said he doesn't have a criminal record in Nashville, but in Memphis he's had some trouble.

"We spoke with some family members of his in Memphis and they stated he does have a drug problem. He tries to come to Nashville to clean up, but sometimes he's not successful doing that," said Injaychock.

Police will not disclose how Hollingshed was killed. They're trying to trace his steps on the days leading up to his murder.

"He was asked to leave the Mission after the 5 [November] due to some issues he had with the Mission at the time, so we believe after November 5 he was homeless," said Injaychock.

Police said the same day Hollingshed visited the Cashville check cashing business on Lafayette Street and walked over to the Shell at the corner of Lafayette and Fairfield. He used his debit card for the last time.

On November 27 he was seen with some other homeless people near the home where the children found his body.

Police are hoping someone who was there can help them solve the murder. If you can help them solve the murder of Marion Hollingshed call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. You can also text Crime Stoppers anonymously, text the word CASH and send your message to CRIMES.

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