Police Say Greene County Death Is Suspicious

Johnson City, Tenn. (AP) -- Greene County authorities have taken a person into custody in the death of a Midway man, whose body was found in his car.

Sheriff's evidence technician Angie Weems says no charges have been placed against the person, whose name wasn't released. Authorities say the person was arrested at a motel.

Sheriff Steve Burns says investigators believe the person in custody saw an incident in which 72-year-old John Francisca La was fatally wounded. Deputies found La's body face-down in the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car on Sunday morning after a caller reported seeing the car in a ditch.

An autopsy is being performed to determine how La died.

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