Parents of Mt. Juliet murder victim make plea for answers in 2017 killing

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Parents want answers in son's murder

WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — The family of a Wilson County man murdered and dumped in the Tennessee River in 2017 is begging for the public to help find his killer.

Scott Damon, a Mt. Juliet father of three, was reported missing in October 2017.

Nearly two weeks later, the 40-year-old’s body was found dumped in the Tennessee River between Benton and Humphreys counties.

The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office said Damon was “brutally murdered” but an official cause of death has still not been released.

Damon’s parents, Larry and Barbara Damon traveled from out of state to make a plea for information from the public.

“It was just horrendous torture. From the time that we knew he was missing until his body was found, it was the worst experience I’ve ever had,” Barbara Damon told News 2. “It was just horrible to think of what he’d gone through and that he’d never be with us again.”

“It’s hard. Just imagine your kid is gone in the blink of an eye and not knowing what happened, how it happened, and who done it. This person that done this probably has no conscience and doesn’t care,” Larry Damon added. “Imagine telling your grandsons that your dad is not coming back. That’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do is tell them their dad’s not coming home.”

Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office at 615-444-1412 or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1 (800) TBI-FIND.

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