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Body found in Campbell

Investigators in Campbell County are working to identify a body found just outside Caryville on Thursday.

Details about how exactly the as-of-yet-unidentified male’s body was found have not been released but authorities say they were notified at around 3:30 pm. The body was found in a wooded area near a ravine in the vicinity of the Shell gas station at Exit 141 off of I-75. Crews from the Caryville Police Department, Campbell County Sheriff’s Office and the county Rescue Squad all responded and aided in the search and recovery.

A vehicle that was found parked near the gas station has led investigators to believe the body may be that of a Knox County man reported missing several days ago.

Few details have been released, and an autopsy will be conducted to determine the man’s identity and cause of death.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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