NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who was found deceased in Dickson County in May 2018. During the investigation into his death, Agents learned that the man had been living under the fictitious name of “Steve Johnson”, and are hoping someone may know his real name. The man’s body was found in Charlotte, not far from his Rock Springs Road residence, and investigators believe he had actually died about two years before his body was discovered. It is not believed that foul play was involved in his death; he likely died of accidental or natural causes. “Steve” had been living with a female named Patricia Beals for several years at the Rock Springs Road home, until her death a few months prior to his own. “Steve” was a white male with short, greyish-white hair. He was about 5’6” tall, and had a thin to average build. He was known to walk with a cane and had a limp, possibly due to a stroke a few years prior to his death. “Steve” often drove a white Nissan truck, and picked mushrooms in wooded areas near his house. He had told a friend that he was moving to Knoxville to live with a friend named Charlie. He had also referenced a friend named Buster, who was going to drive him to Knoxville from Charlotte.

If you knew “Steve” under another name, recognize the sketch of him, or know who any of his friends or family might be, please contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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