Body found in Tennessee River being investigated as possible homicide


A body found in the Tennessee River in Benton County is being investigated as a possible homicide.

According to Benton County Sheriff Kenny Christopher, the body of a white male was found by a fisherman about a mile north of the Tennessee River Bridge on Interstate 40.

The fisherman contacted authorities in Humphreys County. With the help of the TWRA, they determined the body was on the Benton County side.

Authorities are waiting on the medical examiner out of Nashville for an autopsy and a positive identification.

The sheriff said this appears to be a homicide, but they are keeping their options open.

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