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Posted on: October 19, 2023

[ARCHIVED] BTPD asking for public help

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On October 15, 2023, at approximately 9:17 p.m., officers from the Bristol Tennessee Police Department responded to the 200 block of 2nd Street regarding a report of a found body located in an open area between 2nd and 3rd Street in Bristol, TN.  Officers arrived and located the body of 58-year-old, Elizabeth Roark, who is believed to be homeless.    

 Detectives responded and processed the scene. There was no apparent cause of death noted and no indication of foul play. The body was sent to the William L. Jenkins Forensic Center in Johnson City, TN to determine the cause of death.  The investigation is still ongoing. Additional information will be released regarding the investigation, once available.

 Anyone who had contact with Ms. Roark during the weekend of October 15, is asked to contact Detective Jared Patrick at or 423-989-5552, or our TIPS line at 423-764-TIPS,  

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