UPDATE: Man added to TBI Top Ten Most Wanted List kills self in Kentucky
By WRCB Staff
SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) - Police say a Springfield man who admitted killing his wife has killed himself in Kentucky.
Springfield Police Chief David Thompson told The Tennessean that 45-year-old Joseph Parker shot himself inside his car during a traffic stop on Interstate 65 about seven miles north of the Tennessee line.
According to media reports, a man who identified himself as Parker called 911 around 2:45 a.m. Friday and said he had killed his wife two days earlier.
When officers arrived at the home, they found the body of 44-year-old Samantha Parker, but her husband wasn't there.
The cause of death has not been released. However, authorities have classified the case a homicide.
The state had added Parker to Tennessee's Top Ten Most Wanted list.
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A new name has been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top Ten Most Wanted List.
Joseph Leonard Parker of Springfield, Tennessee is wanted by the Springfield Police Department and the TBI for the killing of his wife.
Springfield Police report around 2:35 a.m. on November 7, 2014, Parker called police telling them he had killed his wife. When police arrived at the home on Clydesdale Lane, they found deceased woman. Parker was not there when police arrived.
Parker is 45-year-old white male, bald with blue eyes. He is 6 feet tall and weighs around 215 pounds
He should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Joseph Parker is urged to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463).
There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:07 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:07:26 GMT
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