Missing Frayser man discovered dead inside vacant apartment in Nutbush

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- On November 29, 35-year-old Timothy Simpson was reported missing to Memphis Police.

According to records, he was last seen at his home off Oberle in Frayser the day before, on the 28th. His friend told police he left the home around 10 that night to pick up a friend.

Loved ones were worried. His phone kept going to voicemail and no one could contact him—including his mother. They said it was out of character for Simpson to go for periods of time and not contact anyone.

Missing signs were put up at several convenience stores along North Watkins in Frayser hoping anyone could provide any clue about what happened to Simpson.

According to the flyer, Simpson was known to spend time at the Motel 6 in West Memphis. WREG's Shay Arthur decided to go there Tuesday.

"His mother came by about a week or so ago and was showing me the same picture of him and she asked me had I ever see him in here."

Christin Ramos said no one had checked in under that name.

"She was real frantic. She was like 'Have you seen my son? He always calls me. This isn`t like him to not call me. It`s only been one day.'"

Ramos said her heart went out to Simpson`s mother.

"I wish I had something to tell her. I would if I had seen him."

Just a few days later homicide investigators discovered Simpson`s body, with multiple gunshot wounds, in a vacant apartment in the The Villages Apartments in Nutbush. His vehicle was also located in the parking lot.

The news shocked those who live in the complex.

"Aint no problem around here. Everybody get along pretty good around here," said one tenant.

Now investigators are working to find out how Simpson`s life ended just six miles from his home.