Nashville Firefighter's Death Ruled Suspected Homicide

Autopsy Shows Drowning, Blunt Force Injuries

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jesse Reed's death has been called a "suspected homicide" due to "drowning," according to the medical examiner's office. A contributing cause of his death was listed in the report as "blunt force injuries."

The autopsy report, obtained by NewsChannel 5 on Friday, stated the Nashville firefighter's date and location of death was March 17 in Waverly on Woods Cove.

A toxicology report stated Reed's blood alcohol concentration was .305, which is slightly more than 3.75 times the legal limit in Tennessee.

The report also said the 32-year-old was discovered by a fisherman in the Tennessee River. Emergency medical services responded to confirm his death.

Reed was reported as missing in early March in Humphreys County. When his body was found on March 17, the circumstances surrounding his death were unknown and there were many questions in the case.

The TBI is collecting evidence about Reed's death. Part of the evidence includes this autopsy. They will give all of that evidence to the Humphreys County DA, who will make the decision whether or not there should be criminal charges.

Reed was laid to rest on Friday, March 23.

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