Burnt Body Found In North Knoxville

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

Knoxville (WVLT) -- A disturbing scene was uncovered this afternoon in North Knoxville.

The body of a woman was discovered at just after 2:00 PM in an ally on Hoitt Avenue near Boone Street.

Police aren't saying much, but they do confirm that a woman's body was found and that they have not been able to identify her age or race.

They also spent much of the afternoon back in the woods doing an investigation.

The body was discovered by a neighbor walking his dog.

"I noticed the dog was sniffing something and I just thought it was a burnt tire," said Damon Lenoir, who discovered the body. "When I went up to it, there was a dead lady there with a tattoo on her back of a butterfly and from her waist down she was burnt.

Damon says he walks his dog in that area nearly every other day.

He also told us the neighborhood is made up of mostly old folks and is very quiet.

We will continue to follow this developing story.


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  • by samantha Location: powell,tn on Sep 20, 2007 at 09:57 AM
    this was my best friend and my family. i grew up with all these girls me and my sisters. and i hope and pray that the person that done this burns in HELL and that the police does there job and not just throw this to the side.LEEEANN I LOVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY R.I.P
  • by marquita Location: knoxville, tennessee on Sep 17, 2007 at 05:49 PM
    thats was 1 of my best friends thats got killed. i miss her very much and i loved her very much i hope she new that b4 she died. i loved her like she was my sister, her mom always said i could b her black daughter R.I.P u r missed..... i love u and i cant wait till they find ur killer and burn them. love u baby and just rest. love ur true black sister
  • by jamee Location: knoxville, tn on Sep 17, 2007 at 09:08 AM
    my mom knows the boy that found her it's weid to her that my mother works at doans market and deli so i hope you find te person who did that and lock em up i don't wanna lose my mom cause tennessee's cops suck at doing their job

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