Man accused of murdering parents, dissolving bodies in acid

KNOXVILLE, TN (WATE) – The Knox County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office said Joel Michael Guy, 28, was arrested in Baton Rouge and charged with murdering his parents.

Guy was arrested Tuesday evening in Baton Rouge and charged with two counts of first degree murder for the deaths of Joel and Lisa Guy at 1134 Golden View in Knox County. Investigators described the crime scene as “horrific” and said it was a “very gruesome crime scene.”

They are believed to have been murdered between Friday night and Saturday morning. Both had multiple stab wounds and had been dismembered. Investigators said Guy tried to dissolve his parent’s bodies in an acid-based solution. A Hazmat team had to be called in to remove the material.

Remains were disposed of in multiple rooms throughout the house. The chief medical examiner had to remove the remains from the scene for identification.

Detectives say Joel Guy, Jr. arrived in Knox County on Wednesday to visit with his parents. A welfare check called by Lisa Guy’s co-workers on Monday led to the discovery of “multiple, gruesome crime scenes,” according to the investigators.

Knox County detectives traveled to Baton Rouge to make the arrest. SWAT and Safe Streets team members assisted in the arrest, as did officers from the East Baton Rouge Parrish Police Office. Guy was trying to enter his vehicle at his apartment complex in Baton Rouge at the time of his arrest.

Joel Guy Jr. is currently charged with being a fugitive from justice. Further charges are pending upon his extradition to Knox County. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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