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Abnormal color found contaminating local creek


Red water in Marsh Creek
Red water in Marsh Creek(PCSO)
Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 11:46 AM CDT
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LINDEN, Tenn. (WSMV) - Authorities began investigating a mysteriously colored liquid in Marsh Creek after someone allegedly contaminated the water.

Perry County Sheriff Officials said around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, a resident sent authorities pictures of the Marsh Creek at the Buckfork Bridge. In the photo, the color red was very prominent in the water.

Red water in Marsh Creek
Red water in Marsh Creek(PCSO)
Red water in Marsh Creek
Red water in Marsh Creek(PCSO)

Authorities said around noon Sunday; two vehicles were seen parked at Fielder Springs on Marsh Creek Rd. Witnesses told police that the cars were described as a maroon-colored S10 Chevy pickup and a Green Chevy Tahoe with custom wheels. The vehicles were occupied by a man, a woman, a young child, and an infant. There was also a black chow dog.

PSCO updated the public on Facebook saying that the suspect had been located and the red substance was traced back to a candy factory, making the red substance candy flavoring.

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