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Crime Of The Week: Nov. 13

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Christopher Hill Christopher Hill
Brad Corcoran Brad Corcoran

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - About a month ago, a man collecting cans found a body in a vacant field.

The body was not identified right away.

Now, police know who the man is, but they're still looking for his killers.

On Oct. 8, a man was walking through a vacant lot on Lewis Street in South Nashville. He was collecting aluminum cans.

"It's a vacant field and when he got closer to the back of the field he could smell an odor," said Brad Corcoran, a Metro police detective.

"He thought it might be an animal, so he got closer.  When he uncovered a tarp the victim was found lying underneath a tarp."

Police could not identify the body until they gave photographs of the victim's clothing to news organizations such as NewsChannel 5.

The victim's mother recognized the clothing and told police the victim was 20-year-old Christopher Charles Hill. Hill lived on Lewis Street not too far away from the crime scene.

A witness reported seeing a white Dodge Ram pickup truck in the area.

Police want to talk to a stocky built black male named Shannon who drove the truck.

The truck had a Ram ornament on the hood, and there was damage to the left front turn signal.

The vehicle also had a temporary tag.

"A witness reported that the white pickup truck had a mace, a medieval type of weapon hanging from the rearview mirror that maybe a weapon involved in this case," Corcoran said. "So, we would like to find the pickup truck and the person named Shannon."

Initially, police could not locate Hill's 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer. Officers found the car on state Highway 440 near Nolensville Road more than a week later.

Police want to talk to whoever saw the person driving that car.

"It may be insignificant to them, but it may be important to the case," Corcoran said.

If anyone knows anything about the murder of Christopher Hill, call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. Callers may remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward if the information results in the arrest and prosecution of a suspect.

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