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More Evidence Unearthed in Decapitated Body Case

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Family members said evidence was collected from this hole in the backyard of the victim's home July 15, 2012. Family members said evidence was collected from this hole in the backyard of the victim's home July 15, 2012.
Police return to 116 Claiborne Street to collect more evidence July 15, 2102. Police return to 116 Claiborne Street to collect more evidence July 15, 2102.

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-  Last week, a man was found decapitated in south Nashville. Sunday, police were called back to the victim's home where more evidence was discovered.

Family members of the victim told NewsChannel 5 in the backyard of the home on Claiborne Street, someone discovered the victim's shoes and several pieces of clothing buried near the home and scattered under the house; however, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department has not officially released what was found.

The victim 48-year-old Erman Thompson lived at that home with his wife, children, and the murder suspect, James Baxter. Police believe Baxter and Thompson had gotten into an argument when Baxter shot Thompson. He then allegedly hid Thompson in a trash can before removing his head with a shovel and then dumping him in a field in South Nashville.

Friday, Henry James Baxter, 37, was charged with criminal homicide in the death of 48-year-old Erman Thompson. Thompson's  body was discovered by a mail carrier on his lunch break on Thursday afternoon in a field on Old Hermitage Avenue, south of I-40.  Thompson's  head was found in the garbage can in the alley behind a home at 116 Claiborne Street early Friday morning.

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