Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Press Conference Announcement

Type of Event Press Conference
Subject Arrest in 2011 Homicide Investigation
Date & Time of Press Conference Wednesday, February 26, 2014

10:00 AM

Location of Press Conference Kingsport Police Department Justice Center

200 Shelby Street

Kingsport, TN

Incident Information
Type of Incident Homicide
Date & Time of Discovery October 16, 2011

Approximately 12:00 PM

Location of Incident 361 Barnett Drive, Apartment #2

Kingsport, TN

Victim Information

Name Betty Sue Short
Age at Time of Death 65 Years of Age
Race/Sex White/Female
Address 361 Barnett Drive, Apartment #2

Kingsport, TN

Suspect Information

Name To be Announced at Press Conference
Date of Birth/Age TBA
Race/Sex TBA
Address TBA
Charge(s) TBA

General Narrative

The Kingsport Police Department has called a press conference to officially announce an arrest in a 2011 homicide investigation.

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM, the Kingsport Police Department will hold a press conference at the Justice Center, located at 200 Shelby Street in Kingsport. The purpose of this conference will be to officially announce that an arrest has been made in a 2011 homicide investigation. Area media representatives are requested to be in attendance.

On October 16, 2011 at approximately 12:00 Noon, the deceased body of Betty Sue Short, 65 years of age, was discovered inside her apartment, located at 361 Barnett Drive, Apartment #2, in Kingsport. The initial assessment revealed that Mrs. Short had been bludgeoned to death in an extremely violent manner by an unknown assailant.

Following a lengthy investigation, on February 25, 2014 at approximately 4:00 PM, Kingsport Police Detectives arrested a suspect in Mrs. Short’s murder. This individual’s identity as well as further details in the investigation will be announced at Wednesday’s press conference.

For additional information, please contact:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit