Missing Knox Co. man found dead

By: Brian Gregory Email
By: Brian Gregory Email

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) The body of a missing West Knox County man has been found in a culvert about a mile from his home off Gulf Park Road between the Peace Lutheran Church and Cedar Bluff Primary School.

Jerome Lankford, 75, disappeared from his home on Thayer Circle on Tuesday.

An ongoing search had been underway since then.

Knox County Sheriff's deputies believe Lankford fell down a hill into the culvert. They do not know how long the body had been there.

They have ruled out foul play.

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