Sherriff: Missing man out of Rutherford County involved in deadly crash while riding his bike

Jesse Hobbs
Jesse Hobbs(TBI)
Published: Oct. 16, 2022 at 11:11 PM CDT
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WSMV) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said a 69-year-old man missing from Rutherford County is dead after they issued a Silver Alert for him on Sunday night.

TBI said their hearts go out to the family and friends he left behind.

Jesse Hobbs was last seen in Murfreesboro on Oct. 5. and had a medical condition that may have impaired his ability to return home on his own.

According to Denise Martin, the supervisor of death investigation for the Rutherford County medical examiner’s office, Emergency Medical Services, was involved in a motor vehicle wreck while he was riding his bike.

The crash happened on Oct. 6 on U.S. Highway 231 South, Shelbyville Highway. The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated.

Hobbs didn’t have any identification or a cell phone while he rode his bike, which unfortunately was a barrier to finding out who he was, according to Martin. Hobb’s fingerprints were checked with no results.

His body was taken to the Regional Forensic Center in Nashville awaiting identification.

The family members gave his dentist’s name who was contacted for dental records. A forensic odontologist was then able to identify Hobbs from his medical records.