Deceased Dickson county man went by alias, TBI seeking real identity

Posted at 1:14 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 14:14:02-05

CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is working to identify a man who was found deceased in Dickson County in May 2018.

While investigating the death, agents discovered that the man had been living under the fictitious name, "Steve Johnson".

"Johnson" had been living with a female named Patricia Beals for several years at a home on Rock Springs Road in Charlotte at the time of his death.

He was a white male with short grey and white hair. He was approximately 5'6" tall and had a thin to average build.

The man was also known to walk with a cane and had a limp that may have been caused by a stroke he had a few years prior to his death.

He drove a white Nissan truck and would commonly pick mushrooms from the wooded areas around his home.

Investigators believe that the man had actually be deceased for close to two years before his body was discovered.

Prior to his death he had told a friend that he was moving to Knoxville to live with a friend known as "Charlie". He had also referenced a friend named "Buster" who was going to provide him a ride from Charlotte to Knoxville.

If you knew "Steve" under another name or you recognize the sketch of him above, please contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.