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Death investigation underway after West Nashville man found dead in home

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Metro Nashville Police are asking residents to be on the lookout for a 2002 red Chevy Trailblazer SUV connected to a possible murder.

Police say they are looking for the vehicle after it was taken from the home of 30-year-old Daniel Shields who was found dead in a Delaware Avenue home.

Officers conducting a welfare check found the man's decomposing body inside a bloody apartment. Police have determined he was last seen alive at the Trax bar on Ensley Boulevard at 9:30 on the 4th of July. It is unclear if anyone left with him from the bar.

Shields, who was employed at the bar, was reported as missing after his employer did not see him for several days. The medical examiner is working to determine the exact cause of death.

Police say the Trailblazer has a Tennessee tag number of 35299D. Anyone who sees the vehicle is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

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