NASHVILLE — Oak Ridge resident Andrew Howe did something he believes no journalist in Tennessee has done — he visited the scene of Alex Heitman’s death.

Howe has talked to various city officials about the case, including Oak Ridge’s police chief and city manager — that’s pretty good detective work for someone who, by trade, is a software engineer.

As Tennessee Watchdog reported, Heitman was an Oak Ridge school system employee in 2011, when he reported the theft of school money, some of which people used on methamphetamine.