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TN man faces murder charge in Murray, KY death

Jonathan Backer is wanted in connection to a death investigation. (Source: Murray Police Department) Jonathan Backer is wanted in connection to a death investigation. (Source: Murray Police Department)
MURRAY, KY (KFVS) -

A Puryear, Tenn. man now faces a murder charge in connection to a death in Murray, Ky.

Jonathan Backer, 28, was arrested by the Henry County Tennessee Sheriff's Department on charges of tampering with physical evidence Wednesday.

The Murray Police Department investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Backer charging him with murder.

The extradition process to return Backer to Murray to be charged and processed is ongoing. 

Police say 28-year-old Jonathan Backer, of Puryear, Tenn. was arrested in Henry County after officers pulled him over in a traffic stop.

Officials say a missing person complaint was filed on Monday morning, Aug. 3, where officers responded to a home on Broad Street in Murray.

They say they found the body of Wallace Key, 61, inside the home.

Officials determined the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.

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