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GPD: Body of missing Greene County 16-year-old found in cornfield

Danielle Owens was first reported missing on Dec. 12, 2022, the Greeneville Police Department said.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A body found in a Greene County cornfield was identified as missing 16-year-old Danielle Owens, the Greeneville Police Department said. 

Owens was reported missing on Dec. 12, 2022, according to GPD. 

The Greene County Sheriff's Department was dispatched to the 300 block of Doughtys Chapel Road around 12:21 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, on the report of a possible body found in a field, according to GPD.

GPD said GCSD deputies notified GPD due to "certain circumstances relating to another ongoing investigation."

GPD and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation responded to the scene and took over the investigation, according to GPD. 

The investigation remains ongoing and we will update you as we learn more.

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