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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Human remains found in Jefferson County
Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Coffey on Tuesday reported that his agency was contacted at 4:30 pm on Sunday, after a suspicious bag was found on the shoreline of Douglas Lake near Lake Ridge Drive in Dandridge. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the unidentified complainant who stated that while walking on his property he noticed a suspicious bag next to the lake shore. Upon further investigation, deputies observed that the bag contained human remains. Investigators from the Criminal Investigation Division, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and the Attorney General’s Office are investigating. The body was transported to the Forensics Center in Knoxville for further examination. Sheriff Coffey said investigators spent Monday on Douglas Lake with the assistance of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, searching for further evidence that may be related to "the recovery of the homicide victim." “This investigation is still in it's preliminary stages and we will release further information as it becomes available,“ the sheriff said.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

  • Fatal crash investigation continuing
  • Counterfeit currency, meth and heroin seized
  • Flooding assistance requested
  • DCS reviewing its pass policy
  • Search for identity of body continues
  • Search for identity of body continues

    Saturday, March 23, 2019

  • Herr Arrest
  • Jefferson County guilty pleas
  • Flooding leaves major damage
  • Governor Lee asks for disaster assistance
  • New request for information related to body

    Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Greene crash
  • Jobless rate sets record
  • Rain means lower electric bills
  • Ingle arrest
  • Bankruptcy may impact opioid lawsuits
  • Animal cruelty
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Douglas Lake body update

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Ellison vindicated
  • Grassy Fork Elementary School is honored
  • Gardner sentenced to 12 years
  • TennCare blockgrants
  • TennCare blockgrants

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • Cocke schools absenteeism
  • New Cave Church Road collision
  • Animals at large
  • Litter charge
  • Douglas arrest
  • Fish advisory
  • Fish advisory

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