Body parts found near Lake Tansi

LAKE TANSI, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Hunters found a decomposing body in a remote wooded area near Lake Tansi on Sunday, the Cumberland Co. Sheriff's Office announced.

After deputies secured the area, investigators from the sheriff's office and the TBI were called in. Officials are not saying whose remains were found. They body was sent to Nashville for autopsy and a positive identification by the State of Tennessee Medical Examiner.

UPDATE: Cumberland County Sheriff's believe they may know the identity of the man found in the woods but won't confirm any details until the autopsy comes back. They've been in contact with a family who reported a man in his mid twenties missing this past May. Neighbors in the area say they heard an argument between a boyfriend and girlfriend around the time the man was reported missing. Sheriffs hope to have the results of that autopsy later this week.


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  • by Day Location: Tanis on Jul 21, 2011 at 10:56 AM
    I own the farm next to where the body was found, we have no problem with people working their dogs i just which you hunters would contact me so Ill know who is on the other side of the creek, this also applies to the people that own the land next to me they live in England but we are in contact with each other all it takes is a phone call guys, Thank you
  • by Michelle Location: Claiborne Co. on Jul 19, 2011 at 12:18 PM
    Training season for coon hunters is open...
  • by Tom Location: Knoxville,Tennessee on Jul 18, 2011 at 02:04 PM
    Hunters ? Hunting season does not begin until September.
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      by Oscar on Jul 20, 2011 at 08:15 AM in reply to Tom
      Hunting season does open in September. However, you are still aloud to train your Dog year round. Just can't kill any Coons. You can let your dog run though. I mean come on. You lay a dog up for 6 months or better and he/she ain't near as good as before.
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        by Day on Jul 21, 2011 at 11:09 AM in reply to Oscar
        Oscar you are right about working your dogs, But when you don't have the ok from the land owners your wrong, I have a highly trained service dog and two others and its not fair to them to have to stay in the house when you are working your dogs, don't you think a phone call would ease my wifes and familys mind when we hear dogs across the creek ? when i wake up in the morning and the police are everywhere its not a good feeling wondering what has gone wrong, i do have cattle and the way things are with hunger people am always on the late night prowl to protect my farm so what if you guys had shot at me or my grandaughter you don't think am going to shoot back, or if one of your dogs attacked one of mine i think yours would loose cause am very protected of my animals so i have a no problem with putting down a dogs that may gang up on mine, you know yourself wild dogs are out here and so i hope you can see my point.

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