Alcoa Police said Friday a man killed in a stabbing Tuesday night on Topside Road was an 18-year-old William Blount High School graduate.
Police identified the victim as Maryville resident Caleb Thomas Radford, who graduated from William Blount High School this year. He died after sustaining multiple stab wounds, police said.
Alcoa officers and Blount County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Topside Road at Buck Drive Tuesday at 10:42 p.m., where they found Radford with multiple stab wounds, the Alcoa Police Department said.
Radford was taken by ambulance to University of Tennessee Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Alcoa detectives responded to the scene that night and initiated a homicide investigation. The Blount County Sheriff’s Office, Alcoa Fire Department, AMR Ambulance Service and Knox County Sheriff’s Office aviation unit also responded to assist at the scene and aid in the search for a suspect, police said.
Alcoa Detective Sgt. Kris Sanders said no one has been arrested or charged in the stabbing.
“It’s still an active investigation and we’re just following up on all the leads and trying to identify persons of interest,” Sanders told The Daily Times.
Radford was a football player at William Blount High School. His obituary states he also played baseball and basketball and was “an avid lover of sports.”
He leaves behind a young son. The family will be receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Madison Avenue Baptist Church, with a funeral service to begin at 8 p.m.
A graveside service is planned at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Alcoa.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call detectives at the Alcoa Police Department at 865-981-4111.
Anonymous tips can also be made by calling (865) 380-4715.