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ME says man found at bottom of quarry was shot, not fall victim

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SODDY DAISY, TN (WRCB) -

Autopsy results show the man found dead at the foot of an old rock quarry was shot in the head.

Timothy Brian Stewart, 33, was found by a man Stewart’s family hired to look for him.

Stewart’s family reported him missing on October 13, two days after Stewart was last seen at a home on Layne Road.

READ MORE | Police searching for missing Soddy Daisy man

On October 17, Stewart’s body was discovered a mile from where he was last seen near a rock quarry cliff wall that was over 200 feet tall. Authorities believed Stewart’s injuries may have been the result of a fall.

READ MORE | Body found in Soddy Daisy 

An autopsy, conducted by the Hamilton County Medical Examiner, shows Stewart’s skull was fractured in several places, but it was a gunshot wound to the head that caused his death.

Toxicology results show Stewart had methamphetamine and alcohol in his system when he died.

Stewart’s death has been ruled a homicide and is under investigation by the Soddy Daisy Police Department. 

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