Body found in Cocke County wooded area

The Cocke County Sheriff's Office is investigating a body found this week in a wooded area off of Oneill Road.  

According to authorities, a person found the body near his property around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. 

The sheriff's office said it, along with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and the District Attorney General's office are working to determine if there is any foul play involved.

An autopsy is being performed to determine the person's identity. 

The body appears to be an adult's but the gender and cause of death is unknown at this time. 


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