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Detectives Seek Community's Assistance in Jorge Insignares Murder Investigation


April 17, 2013


The investigation into Monday’s murder of Jorge Insignares in South Nashville indicates this may well be a rare stranger case related to a crime of opportunity.
Insignares, 62, was found dead Tuesday morning inside his parked white Lincoln Town Car in the 4800 block of Jonquil Drive.  Witnesses have reported that the car had been on the street since early Monday afternoon.  Neighbors also report hearing noises that could have been gunshots a short time before the car was first noticed.  A motorist traveling on Jonquil Drive Monday afternoon at approximately 1:20 p.m. has told detectives that he saw a black man wearing a white T-shirt at the driver’s side door of the car.  That person fled the area on foot.
Insignares and his wife drove to Nashville from their Rutherford County home and arrived at the H & R Block office at 3977 Nolensville Pike in the Elysian Fields Shopping Center.  He dropped his wife off at the door before parking.  Detectives theorize that the gunman confronted Insignares in the parking lot, forced his way into the car and ultimately drove to Jonquil Drive.  Robbery is considered a likely motive.
Anyone seeing a suspicious man in the area of the Elysian Fields Shopping Center on Nolensville Pike midday Monday, particularly a person who was going up to automobiles in parking lots, is urged to contact South Precinct Investigations at 862-7763 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.  Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.


Insignares' Lincoln Town Car