Sheriff: Female body found in Hawkins County creek


The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office is investigating after human remains were found in the Clinch area on East Pumpkin Valley Road.

HCSO received a call about 1:00 p.m. Friday, after a deer hunter found the body in a creek.

Sheriff Ronnie Lawson said the body is that of a white woman with brown or blond hair. There is a tattoo on one forearm of the body.

The sheriff said there is no visible sign of injuries or trauma. The body may have been in the creek for one or two months.

The body has been taken to the ETSU Division of Forensic Pathology for an autopsy and identification.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office at (423) 272-4848 or (423) 272-7121.

Stay with News 5 for the latest in this developing story.

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