MBI and Smith Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating beating death of 90-year-old man

SMITH COUNTY – An elderly man is dead after being severely beaten.

According to Smith county coroner Billy Allen, around 10 pm on June 25, 2015, 90-year-old Mims Bowen was beaten to death at his home at 5170 highway 540 in the Cohay community.

Bowen’s son heard commotion and went to see what it was, when he found his dad lying on the floor. He called 911 and Mr. Bowen was airlifted to UMC. He died the following morning.

The coroner is unsure what Mims was beaten with and will be doing an autopsy.

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office and MBI is conducting the investigation.



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