Police look for man accused of murdering woman found dead at Nashville home


Metro Nashville Police are looking for a man accused of murdering his girlfriend in his Nashville home on Monday.

Matthew Luther McGinnis, 35, has not been located by police as of Wednesday afternoon.

Nicole Lee Stephens, 39, was found shot to death in a shed at a home in the 4010 block of Sussex Drive.

Officers executed a search warrant at his townhome on Rural Hill Road. Police believe Stephens was shot and killed in McGinnis' bedroom before she was brought back to her house.

Stephens' 21-year-old son reported her missing on Monday and found her body later in the day. The last time Stephens' son spoke with her was by phone on Friday.

David Stephens, her ex-husband, said Nicki Stephens had a good heart and always helped everybody. Despite their divorce, he said they remained very close friends.

“She was the most amazing person I’ve ever met,” Stephens said in an interview with Fox 17 News.

Anyone with information on McGinnis should call 615-742-7463.

Nicki Stephens' loved ones are collecting donations to help the family with funeral expenses. CLICK HERE to donate.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated with the latest information.

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