No charges had been filed as of this morning in connection with the fatal stabbing June 30 of Scotty Wayne Tilson, of Afton, Greene County Sheriff Steve Burns said.
Investigators maintain close contact with a man identified as a possible suspect.
The suspect in the case was previously convicted of second-degree murder in a multiple stabbing death.
At about 1:30 a.m. on June 30, Tilson, of 95 Mary Lamons Road, called Greene County 911 and told a dispatcher that he had been stabbed.
When deputies arrived at the scene, Tilson, 36, was found "lying on a mattress in a bedroom with what appeared to be several stab wounds about his body," sheriff's Lt. Terry S. Rader said in a report.
Tilson told Rader that he knew who had stabbed him, and later remembered the person's name, Rader said in the report.
Greene County-Greeneville Emergency Medical Services personnel treated Tilson at his Afton residence, but he later died from his injuries.
Investigators found a trail of blood that led down Tilson's driveway and on to Mary Lamons Road to a baseball bat, according to a report.
The bat was found about 100 feet from the house. Another blood trail stretched approximately 100 feet past the bat, the report said.