Body found in wooded area in Cocke County

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NEWPORT (WATE) – The Cocke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was found in a wooded area.

Deputies received a call from a person who found the body Wednesday near his property on O’Neil Road. The sheriff’s office, district attorney general’s office and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are working to determine if there was any foul play.

The body has been sent for an autopsy, but officials have not yet determined an identity or a gender. The body does appear to be that of an adult and the cause of death is unknown.

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