Sheriff: Homicide victim identified in Hawkins County

Photo credit: Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

Authorities have released the name of a woman whose remains were found in Hawkins County on November 24.

According to Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson, the woman was 26-year-old Callie Mahayla Ison of Big Stone Gap. Authorities have ruled the case a homicide.

Authorities responded to East Pumpkin Valley Road in the Clinch Community in reference to human remains found in a creek by a deer hunter last month.

Sheriff Lawson added that all leads are being vigorously pursued and that a person of interest has been developed as a result of the investigation.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to call the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office at 423-272-4848 or central dispatch at 423-272-7121.

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