TBI: Body found on Etowah street identified as missing teen


ETOWAH, Tenn. (WATE) – The McMinn County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a body found along Charles Street in Etowah as Kelsey N. Burnette.

The 18-year-old was reported missing on July 1. She was last seen walking in Etowah around 5:00 a.m.

Kelsey N. Burnette (TBI)

TBI has opened a death investigation with the assistance of Etowah Police Department and McMinn County Sheriff’s Office. Susan Niland, a spokesperson for TBI, said they are awaiting further results from the medical examiner’s office that will provide additional information. She said the investigation is active and ongoing.

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