Missing man’s body found in Monroe County; death treated as homicide

MADISONVILLE (WATE) – Several law enforcement agencies are investigating after the body of a missing man was found in Monroe County. His death is being treated as a homicide.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the body of Charles Ray Taylor, 46, of Athens, was found Monday night in a wooded area off Griffith Branch Road. He was positively identified after an autopsy.

Taylor had been missing since December 19. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, TBI and District Attorney General Steve Crump’s office are investigating.

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