KPD: Man charged with murder after body found in alley

Source: KCSO
Source: KCSO(WVLT)
Published: Feb. 4, 2020 at 11:14 AM EST
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The Knoxville Police Department announced a man has been charged with first degree murder after a woman's body was found in an alley on Tuesday morning.

In a release, KPD said the body of a deceased female, identified as Kaitlyne Warwick, was found between Iredell Ave. and Pickett Ave. near Boyd St. around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Robert Atkins was found at a residence on Pickett Ave, arrested and charged with first degree murder in the case.

Investigators said Warwick was found with a gunshot wound to the face. KPD said the victim had been shot inside the residence and was then dumped in the alley.

Atkins was charged with murder, tampering with evidence and firearm possession charges.

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