Jay Reatard’s death being investigated as homicide?

Local report suggests police are treating death as suspicious

Jay Reatard’s death earlier this week (January 12) is reportedly being treated as a homicide case by Memphis police.

According to My Fox Memphis, police in the US city are searching for a possible suspect in the case of the late rocker, who was found dead in his home on Tuesday morning.

However, the story was subsequently removed from the website, leading to growing speculation on fansites.


The original news article claimed that the Homicide Bureau was handling an investigation into the death, and were appealing to the public for information.

Beck and Pixies were among the musicians who paid tribute to Jay Reatard following the news of his death.