Detectives still trying to figure out homicide of former UCA star
MEMPHIS, Tenn. —
Sheriff investigators in Tennessee continue searching for information surrounding the death of former University of Central Arkansas basketball standout, Jimmy McClain
Although McClain's body wasn't discovered until Friday, February 22 at his home in Cordova, Tenn., police believe his death happened one week ago Wednesday.
A week passing still leaves many gaps on why he's dead.
Behind the yellow tape, marked the home where McClain, a high school teacher and coach, was found dead inside after not showing up for work in two days.
"It's hard right now, but he was everybody's favorite, everyone loved him, everyone," said his niece Danielle Collins.
Shelby County deputies tell us McClain's death marked the first of the year for its agency. His home showed no signs of forced entry, and the homicide still remains a mystery.
One thing deputies know, is the last place McClain was seen: with his basketball team.
"We had all went out to a team dinner, and everybody was just laughing, and joking," said Ridgeway High School student Desean Dockery. "Then, this came up and it's very shocking."
The 49-year-old McClain is well-known in Arkansas for his glory days at UCA with Scottie Pippen.
In his community McClain left an impact on more than just students, he was also a former pastor at a church in Senatobia, Miss.
As detectives put together the timeline of his last few hours they want to know if anyone saw him from 7-9 pm on February 22. Possible more importantly detectives are working to find out who was in his home that night because it was likely the killer.
Deputies would like anyone with information about the case to call 901-528-CASH(2274).