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.

------

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 19767309 - local8now.com/a?a=19767309