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BODY OF WOMAN FOUND BY DEER HUNTER

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The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Department says a body was found yesterday (Friday, November 24, 2017) by a deer hunter. The human remains were found off of East Pumpkin Valley Road in a remote area. Upon arrival, sheriff’s deputies and first responders found the body of a decomposed female lying in a creek. Officers say there were no visible signs of injury or trauma and it is believed she had been there for up to two months. The victim had a tattoo on one of her forearms and appeared to have blonde or brown hair. She was taken to ETSU Division of Forensic Pathology for autopsy and identification. No other information was available. Anyone with any information concerning this case or possible identification of this woman is asked to call the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office at (423) 272-4848.