UPDATE: Vehicle believed to be driven by person of interest in Kingsport death investigation found in Unicoi Co.

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SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – UPDATE (2:03 p.m.) – The vehicle that authorities believed was driven by a person of interest in a Kingsport death investigation was found in Unicoi County.

According to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle they believed Jeffry Chase Caldwell was driving was found by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The vehicle was found by troopers in Unicoi County.

Caldwell is sought as a person of interest in relation to a suspicious death that occurred at 622 Gravely Road early Wednesday morning.

SCSO says investigators still need to speak with Caldwell, but they no longer know what is driving or where he is.

Anyone with information is asked to call 423-279-7330.

(10:41 a.m.) – Investigators now believe that a man sought as a person of interest in a Kingsport death investigation has switched vehicles.

According to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, investigators now believe 31-year-old Jeffry Chase Caldwell of Kingsport may be in a silver 2015 Volkswagen Jetta.

The registration on the Volkswagen is 6R91K8.

Dispatchers were alerted to the suspicious death at 622 Gravely Road at 2:04 a.m.


A man is being sought as part of a death investigation in Kingsport.

According to a release from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, 31-year-old Jeffry Chase Caldwell, of Gravely Road in Kingsport, is being searched for as a person of interest in a suspicious death.

The death occurred at 622 Gravely Road, and the investigation is ongoing.

As of 9:34 a.m., authorities were still on the scene at Gravely Road.

Caldwell is described as 5’11”, 185 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Photo: Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office

He could possibly be in a white 2018 Nissan Rogue with the Tennessee registration J6464Y.

Anyone with information on Caldwell or his location is asked to call 423-279-7330.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned with News Channel 11 online and on-air for updates.

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