Grundy Co Sheriff, family say homicide victim was a likable guy
UPDATE (Nov. 16th):
Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum has announced two arrests in the case. Go here for the latest.
Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum confirms that Dylan Winton was shot four times: three times in the back of the head, and once in the back. Those bullets have now been sent to the TBI Crime Lab.
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The Grundy County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of 35-year-old Dylan Winton as a homicide.
He was reported missing in March, and his remains were found Friday.
Winton's body was found in a wooded area near Highway 50 and Bess Road.
Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum said the property is part of a hunting lease, where different people pay to hunt there. Winton was not a member of the lease.
"Good human being in so many ways. His greatest fault was he wanted someone to like him," Dylan's uncle, Ray Winton, said.
"He trusted people that he should not have trusted, he took them in."
Ray says his nephew had Schizophrenia and relied on the family's help.
"He was 35 years old with about a 13-year-old mentality," Ray said. "It's bad when people who are in that condition are taken advantage of."
Ray says Dylan lived on family property in Tracy City. He says Dylan never caused any trouble and would do anything for anyone.
"His greatest fault was he trusted people that he should not have trusted. He took them in."
Shrum calls this a "senseless" killing.
"He was always a likable guy," Shrum said. "He liked being around people and that's what makes it tough because he could befriend people pretty easy, so it's just a tough time for us here."
No arrests have been made, but the sheriff says the public is not in danger.
"I don't want the public to think that we have a serial killer running around because we certainly do not."
Shrum could not confirm any other details about the case.