Farrar found dead in wooded area

Friday, December 28, 2012

The body of Charles "Moto" Farrar, who was last seen Dec. 23, was found by a relative late Thursday afternoon off South Brittain Street just south of downtown Shelbyville, police said today.

Farrar, 42, was last seen Sunday morning. A missing persons report had been filed Wednesday. Police were told at that time Farrar had ingested a large number of pills following a domestic argument.

No obvious signs of foul play were seen, police said today.

The body has been taken to Nashville, where a autopsy was to be conducted today, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has taken over the case.

Familiar area

Farrar was found by relatives in a wooded tree line between St. Williams Catholic Church and a soccer park behind Shelbyville Power, Water and Sewerage System.

Police were told he had grown up in the area where he was found.

Longtime residents of Shelbyville may remember a white block building near the intersection which once stood near the South Brittain Street-South Main Street intersection.

Police said Farrar had once lived in the area around that building, which had been just a few feet from the area where he was found.

Shocking find

A cousin of Farrar's and another man were looking for him near the church when they discovered the body and flagged down a passing police car.

Officer David Dye said Farrar was lying "just inside the woods."

"The body had possibly been in the woods for some time," Dye said in his report.