(WBIR) Cumberland County authorities said they're trying to find out how a body ended up in a pond.

A man on an ATV found a body believed to be John Richard Brown, 43, of Crossville in a farm pond at the end of Norris Road.

Family reported Brown missing from his home in the Wind Ridge community in October. The pond was a short walk from the farm pond where the body was discovered.

Officials said Brown was legally blind, but had no other health problems.

Authorities sent the body to the Tennessee Medical Examiners Office in Nashville for autopsy and identification.

The sheriff's department is continuing to investigate until they have the autopsy results.

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