McKenzie man found dead after disturbance call


The death of a McKenzie man is being investigated by the McKenzie Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. 

Reginald Cozart, 42, was found unresponsive on the floor of an apartment at 344 Elm Street after officers responded to a disturbance complaint there on Nov. 9 (Saturday) at 2:30 a.m., according to a report released by the McKenzie Police Department. When an ambulance arrived within minutes, it was confirmed that he was deceased.

Few other details were released in the vague report. 


Multiple witnesses to the disturbance were interviewed by the T.B.I. and McKenzie Police Department.

According to one source, stab wounds may have contributed to his death and that a girlfriend was among those questioned.

 “No suspects are being sought at this time,” the report said.

The deceased was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Nashville for an autopsy. 

Cozart’s funeral is Saturday at 1 Brummitt – McKenzie Funeral Home.

The McKenzie Police Department is asking for anyone with information to contact them at 352-2264.


  1. “I think tragically there are at least three families who are going to be in mourning and this is going to last a lifetime for the people left behind.” He was critical of bloody footage shared on social media appearing to show the aftermath of the killings.


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