Troy T. McNeilly, the Maryville man reported missing
last Friday after he did not return home by his scheduled time, was found dead this morning along
railroad tracks in the Montgomery Village area of Knoxville.
Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp, McNeilly, 44, Macon Street, was found at about 9:30 a.m. by a
railroad employee in the area. The employee contacted the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, who
responded to the scene.
There is no word as to McNeilly’s cause of death at
Around 5 p.m. Monday, Blount County Sheriff’s Office
deputies located an abandoned Subaru Hatchback belonging to McNeilly at Stock Creek Industrial Park
in Rockford. The vehicle, which was found at the dead end of Frank Bird Boulevard, was
Both the Maryville Police Department and Blount County
Sheriff’s Office searched the area with the help of a K-9 unit Monday night but were unable to
locate any sign of the man, who was reported missing Friday evening by his mother, Martha
Crisp said authorities returned to the area Tuesday morning
to conduct another search, which was aided by firefighters from the Maryville and Blount County fire
departments and members of the Blount County Rescue Squad. Another K-9 search was conducted, with
officials scouring the wooded area surrounding the industrial park.
boat from the Blount County Fire Department was also used to search a nearby cove of Fort Loudoun
Lake. Authorities were also able to open the locked vehicle, but didn’t turn up anything that might
indicate McNeilly’s whereabouts.
He was last seen in the Eagleton
Village area at 7 a.m. Friday, according to his mother, Martha McNeilly. She said her son was due
home at 5:30 p.m. Friday, but never showed up.
He was reported to be
on medication for bipolar disorder and had not taken his prescribed dosage since early Friday
morning, Martha McNeilly said, adding that her son has a fairly regular schedule and rarely deviated
without first informing her.
The Knoxville Police Department first
checked the parking lot of Troy McNeilly’s place of employment, Xpedx in Knoxville, but there had
not been any contact.