Murder victim identified

The man found murdered today near a woodline at the intersection of Pebble Creek Drive & Edge-O-Lake Drive is identified as James Edward Lytle, 53, who is last known to have lived in the 1900 block of Dickerson Pike.

Lytle’s sister has been notified of his death.  South Precinct detectives are now working to learn as much as they can about Lytle, including who his friends were and where he had been since the weekend.

Anyone with information about Lytle and/or his murder is urged to contact South Precinct Investigations at 615-862-7926 or Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.  Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.  Persons can also send an electronic tip by texting the word “CASH” along with the message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online at