published Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Homeless man found dead under Knoxville deck identified

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    Investigators check under a deck of a west Knoxville home where a body was discovered 15-20 feet back from the end of the deck.
    Photo by The Knoxville News Sentinel /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

KNOXVILLE — Knoxville police have identified the man whose body was found Wednesday evening underneath the deck of a West Knoxville home, officials said.

The man was identified as 29-year-old Joshua Wayne Grubb and he was homeless, according to a Knoxville Police Department news release. His body was found at a residence on the 700 block of Forest View Road off Sutherland Avenue.

The death is expected to be due to natural causes unless something develops during the final autopsy, officials said.

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