Homicide Investigation In Anderson County

By: Allison Hunt
By: Allison Hunt

Clinton (WVLT) - Anderson County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a homicide in Clinton after a man is found dead in his home.

Volunteer TV's Allison Hunt has the details.

Very few details are being released about the case, but investigators are now looking for a killer. Fifty-four-year-old George Ray Eller was found dead in his home early Tuesday night. One of his best friends talked with us about the tragic loss of a man he calls his brother.

"It's been devastating. George was a good friend of mine, he was a brother, not biological, but we had a lot of miles together," friend Michael Inman said.

Twenty years worth of miles on their Harley's.

"He was a Harley Davidson enthusiast and so was I," Inman said.

Michael Inman called George Ray Eller one of his best friends.

"George was a very good man. He helped a lot of people out that needed help, he had a very good heart and I'm gonna miss him," Inman said.

Fifty-four-year-old George Ray Eller was found dead in his home around 6:30 Tuesday night. Anderson County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a homicide.

"I believe fully in law enforcement, and I believe that they'll get to the bottom of this," Inman said.

Inman says Eller had not been on his bike for a while.

"He had a lot of medical problems, and he had a very bad back. He couldn't hardly get around anymore," Inman said.

Stan Cox has lived most of his life near the mobile home park Eller owns. He says he knew about his condition, but didn't see him very much.

"He never gave anybody no problems. He wasn't the type of guy that would want any either, he was a good neighbor, we spoke, waved at each other and stuff when we see him," Cox said.

The last time Inman saw his best friend was two weeks ago and wishes he could now tell him this...

"I hope you're with Jesus, and I miss him," Inman said.

Inman says Eller has three children, two boys about 18 and 10 years old, and a daughter about 16 years old. He says the youngest boy is with family.

If you have any information you are asked to call the criminal investigation unit at 463-6883.

We'll bring you more information as details become available.

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  • by Adam Location: jackson tn on Aug 4, 2011 at 04:50 PM
    I miss my dad and the cops and investigators gave up way too early and disreguarded anything i said ab the incedent when i was younger i have been from foster home to foster home becuase of this, can anyone help
  • by T. R. Location: Knoxville, Tn on Aug 23, 2007 at 08:31 PM
    To one righteous brother. I,ll miss you bro more than you will ever know. Remembering the good times we had. You will not be forgotten
  • by Kathy Location: Hallscross Roads on Aug 23, 2007 at 05:52 PM
    I hope they find who did this very soon i have knew George for a long time he was a good Friend,Father,and person. May god be with his sons and Daughter, He will be missed.
  • by Christy Location: Oak RIdge, TN on Aug 23, 2007 at 01:45 PM
    Thank you all for your kind words. I am his niece. Believe me, the person who done this will not get away!!
  • by STAN Location: BOLIVAR,MO on Aug 23, 2007 at 09:48 AM
  • by casey Location: Oak Ridge on Aug 23, 2007 at 02:21 AM
    I hope they catch the S.O.B. that done this.Why kill,when all you would have had to have done was ask?George would have given you his last dollar.Thats the way he was.
  • by Ronnie Location: clinton on Aug 23, 2007 at 01:50 AM
    I also knew George and hope they find his killer quickley. He was a decent man and will be missed by a lot of people.He did not deserve this.


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