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TBI: Etowah man arrested and charged with father's murder

MCSO said a hiker located the victim's remains in the Tellico Plains area.

MONROE COUNTY, Tenn. — A McMinn County man has been arrested and charged with his father's murder after a joint investigation, according to TBI.

A hiker had found human remains in the Tellico Plains area earlier this week, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said.

The body was found on Old Furnace Road, according to a press release.

TBI said that an autopsy confirmed the identity of the victim as John Henry Ball, 64, of Delano in Polk County. Authorities said the investigation identified the victim's son, 45-year-old John Scott Ball, as responsible for his father's death.

According to a press release, John S. Ball was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and one count of abuse of a corpse. Ball is being held in the Polk County Jail without bond until his next court appearance.

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