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Body found in Watauga River in Carter County

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Carter County officials tell News 5 a body was been found in the Watauga River Sunday afternoon.

We're told the call came in around 1:15 p.m. They said the body is of a white male.

Gray said fishermen discovered the body. Investigators believe the body had been in the river for some time.

Investigators are working to identify the body and establish a cause of death. The body has been sent to ETSU’s Quillen College of Medicine for an autopsy.

If you have any information about this case, you are asked to call Carter County investigators at 423-542-1896.

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