East Tennessee police identify body found by Boy Scouts

LOUDON, Tenn. (AP) -- Police in Loudon said a body found by Boy Scouts was that of a local woman who fell to her death from a bridge.

The Scouts found the decomposing body of 47-year-old Debra McNabb on Monday night on rocks under the John J. Duncan Bridge which spans the Tennessee River.

Loudon Police Chief James Webb said the Knox County Medical Examiner's office found McNabb died of injuries suffered in the 44-foot fall and had been dead for four or five days.

She was reported missing by her husband Friday afternoon.

The Scouts are members of a firefighting Explorers post and most are 14 or 15 years old.

Webb said they have been offered psychological counseling.


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