[Masthead] Fair ~ 72°F  
High: 94°F ~ Low: 70°F
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Farrar found dead in wooded area

Friday, December 28, 2012

(Photo)
CHARLES 'MOTO' FARRAR
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.