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UPDATE: Police ID man's body found at East Ridge gas station

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EAST RIDGE, TN (WRCB) -

UPDATE: East Ridge police have identified the man found dead in a van at a gas station Monday night.

Police have identified the man as Andrey Viktorovic Tkachenko, 31. The body was found at the Stop & Go Food Mart on Ringgold Road.

Police say that their preliminary investigation revealed that Tkachenko had an established history of prescription drug usage/abuse.  

The cause of death is pending further investigation.


PREVIOUS STORY: East Ridge police say a man's body was found in a van at a gas station Monday evening.

The discovery was made just before 7:00 p.m. at the Stop & Go Food Mart on Ringgold Road.

Assistant Police Chief Stan Allen tells Channel 3, investigators tentatively identified the body but are waiting to release the person's name until all family members are notified.

It's unknown if foul play is suspected.

Chief Allen says the body was sent to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy and the investigation is ongoing.

Stay with WRCBtv.com for updates to this story.

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