After four days of searching the waters near Bull Run Park for any sign of a missing Knox County man, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department recovered the body of the Karns man on Wednesday afternoon.
The body of 66-year-old Larry Shulz of Karns was discovered in about four feet of water in Bull Run Creek by a fisherman at around 4 pm Wednesday. Divers from the Sheriff’s Department, along with members of the Anderson County Volunteer Rescue Squad, recovered the body and transported it to the regional forensic center for identification.
A short time later, the Knox County Sheriff”s Office confirmed Shulz’s identity.
The man had been reported missing to Knox County authorities on Sunday morning and his pickup truck was found on New Henderson Road near the park early that afternoon. Divers from the Sheriff’s Department, along with members of the Anderson County Volunteer Rescue Squad, Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad and others searched the creek using sonar and by dragging the bottom every day this week, but Chief Deputy Mark Lucas said that search efforts were hampered by the muddy and fast-moving water brought about by recent rainfall.
His cause of death has not been determined.
(ACSD release) The body of a drowning victim was recovered this afternoon from Bull Run Creek at Bull Run Park on New Henderson Road. Divers from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department and a boat with personnel from the Anderson County Rescue Squad assisted in the recovery. It is believed to be the missing person from Knox County. The body was taken to the regional forensic center for identification by the medical examiner.
Search crews from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, the Anderson County Rescue Squad, and the Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad searched throughout the afternoon and evening on Sunday after the missing person’s truck was found near the park. Additional searches were done Monday, Tuesday, and today. Search efforts were hampered by very muddy, swift-moving water from the recent rains. The body was spotted this afternoon by a fisherman and reported to the Sheriff’s Department.
Any additional information on this case including the victim’s name will need to be released by the Knox County Sheriff’s Department.
(KCSO release) The body of a man reported missing last week was found in the water this afternoon. 66-year-old Freddy Shultz of Karns was reported missing last Sunday. His truck was recovered by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office that evening at Bull Run Park on New Henderson Road. The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and rescue squads from Anderson County and Knox County began searching the water for him. A fisherman located Shultz’s body just before 4:00 p.m. today in the water at Bull Run Park. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office investigators, and the Knox County Medical Examiner’s Office processed the scene. The body was transported to the Knox County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death.