Body found burning in Robertson County field - WSMV News 4

Body found burning in Robertson County field

Posted: Updated: Feb 15, 2015 10:05 PM

A woman driving early Sunday morning noticed what she thought was a piece of wood burning in an open field near her Robertson County home.

Instead, officials discovered it was a body burning in the field off Highway 76 near Port Royal Road.

The body was found about 500 feet from the Sulphur Fork Creek.

“I could not believe what I had seen,” said Elizabeth Stuard, who called authorities. “I see a light up here in the field.”

When she drove closer, she thought it was a log burning.

Worried the fire might grow, she called 911.

As firefighters worked to extinguish the fire, they discovered they were human remains.

“This is a rural area. It stays pretty quiet usually,” said Ryan Martin, public information officer for the Robertson County Sheriff's Office.

With the help of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, officials are treating the case as a homicide.

“But not ruled it as a homicide. We'll try to develop leads from there,” said Martin.

The identity of the remains have not been identified and have been taken to the medical examiner's office in Nashville.

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