Decomposing body found in hotel room

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 1:15pm

Metro Police are looking for clues in the murder of Thomas Alexander Turner III, 52, whose decomposing body was found Tuesday inside an Antioch hotel room.

Hotel management at Inn Town Suites at 1621 Bell Road found Turner’s body about 1 p.m. inside the hotel room where he had been living since March. It appeared he had been shot in the room.

Police say he was last seen alive on Thursday.

At the time of his murder, Turner was free on $6,500 bond for crack cocaine possession and manufacturing for resale glass pipes used to smoke crack cocaine.

Anyone with information in this or any other case is urged to contact South Precinct Investigations at 862-7763 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.