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Jay Reatard’s Death Investigated as Homicide by Memphis Police

In a new development in the story of Jay Reatard’s tragic death, the local Memphis Fox affiliate reports that Memphis police are investigating Reatard’s death as a homicide. Police were called to Reatard’s house at 3:30 a.m. yesterday morning, where they found the garage rocker dead.

According to Fox, police are now searching for a possible suspect and asking the public to come forward with any information. Tips can be submitted via phone at (901) 528-2247 or at They’re offering a reward of up to $1000 for any information that results in an arrest.

Jay Reatard’s Memorial Service:
Tomorrow, fans and friends will get a chance to pay their respects to garage rocker Jay Reatard, who was found dead at his home in Memphis early Wednesday morning.

Reatard’s memorial service will take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday at Memorial Park Funeral Home, located at 5668 Poplar Avenue in Memphis. It is open to the public.

Waiting For Something – a short documentary about Jay Reatard

Waiting For Something – a short documentary about Jay Reatard

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