UPDATE: Body Found in South Knoxville

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

Knoxville (WVLT) -- The Knoxville Police Department removed a body from the Tennessee River this afternoon near the 1700 block of Alcoa Highway.

At around 10:40 this morning KPD received a call from 2 fisherman claiming to have found a dead body right off the banks of the UT Agriculture Campus.

Members of KPD and the Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad search the area, finding the partially clothed body of a black male about 20 yards off the bank.

According to KPD the body may have been in the water for more than a week.

It has been taken to UT Medical where it will undergo an autopsy early next week. The name and cause of death will not be known until then.

A little over two weeks ago rescue crews spent hours searching an area of the river near the Gay Street Bridge where witnesses said they saw a man jump from the bridge to the water.

We will bring you continuing coverage of this story throughout the day on www.VolunteerTV.com and tonight on the NightWATCH.

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