Thursday, September 10, 2009

Campus family mourns: Death ruled a homicide by Metro Police

NASHVILLE, TN.—September 8, 2009 — Nathaniel Adefope, a Tennessee State University employee since 1982, was found dead at the Frank A. Young Poultry Plant on the main campus Tuesday.

Adefope, 60, served as a poultry plant supervisor. He held a master’s of science degree in agriculture with a concentration in animal science from TSU.

The cause of death has been ruled a homicide. The case is being investigated by Metro Nashville Police Department.

President Melvin N. Johnson expresses his sorrow to the University community and the victim’s family. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our beloved employees,” said Johnson. “The University family grieves the loss of one of its own.”

The Office of Media Relations will update the University as more information becomes available.

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