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UPDATE: Man dumps roommate's body at East Ridge HS after drug deal

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EAST RIDGE, TN (WRCB) -

UPDATE: On Thursday November 17 at 8:33 p.m. East Ridge Police were dispatched to 4320 Bennett Road for a well-being check. Officers arrived and found an unconscious male on the ground. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.

Jason Lamkin has been identified as the victim. The sister of the victim told police that she had received a phone call from the roommate and coworker of Lamkin. She said the roommate/coworker, identified as Nicholas Sloan, told her he dropped off Lamkin’s body at the East Ridge High School parking lot.

Sloan told police that he drove Lamkin to meet with another person to purchase some pills. When the two were driving back to their apartment, Sloan said he noticed Lamkin was unresponsive, and proceeded to drop Lamkin’s body off at the high school.

Sloan is now charged with abusing a corpse and has been taken to the Hamilton County Jail. The investigation is ongoing and further charges may be added. 


PREVIOUS STORY: A death investigation is underway after a man's body was found at East Ridge High School Thursday night.

According to Hamilton County's 911 call log, a call for a well-being check at 4320 Bennett Road came in around 8:30 p.m.

East Ridge police spokesperson Stan Allen tells Channel 3, a man's body was found on the tennis courts.

Allen says the Medical Examiner is on the scene and the investigation is still in the early stages.

The body has not been identified. 

Channel 3 has a crew on its way to the scene.

Stay with WRCBtv.com for updates to this story.

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