Franklin police ID man found dead near bike path

Franklin police have identified a Franklin man who was found dead Monday morning near a bike path.

Tommy Lee Watts Jr., 51, was identified today as the man Franklin police found in the 400 block of South River Street, according to Chief Russ Whitman.

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He said the cause of death appears to be self-inflicted pending confirmation from the Warren County Coroner’s Office.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family,” Whitman wrote in a press release.

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