Man Found Beaten To Death On Lafayette Street

Posted at 9:19 AM, Jun 16, 2017

Police opened an investigation after the body of a man, who police said was beaten to death, was found near downtown Nashville.

The man was identified as 53-year-old Alvester Merriweather who was homeless.

Metro Nashville Police officers were flagged down at 7:50 a.m. by people telling them about the man found dead Friday morning on Lafayette Street at 2nd Avenue South.

According to police, Merriweather was last seen alive between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Friday.  He worked out of a temporary staffing agency on Lafayette Street.

Anyone with information on Merriweather’s early morning murder was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.  Persons can also send an electronic tip by texting the word “CASH” along with the message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online