Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnett with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed to MarionCountyMessenger.com that a body was found by an off-duty officer in the Sequatchie River in Whitwell, between 7:30-8:00 am this morning.
The body belongs to a male, possibly white, however it’s been in the water too long to determined at this time and as a result has not been identified.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is involved in the investigation, and the body has been transported to Nashville.
We will continue to follow this story and bring you any new information that’s made available.
Information from: WRCB-TV