Body found in upper Stoney Creek

From Staff Reports

   Investigators with the Carter County Sheriff's Department and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are investigating the discovery of a body found on U.S. Forest Service property near the "Blue Hole" in upper Stoney Creek.
   According to Carter County High Sheriff John Henson, the victim was a white female with an age range between late 40s and early 50s. The victim had no identification and had no signs of physical abrasions, Henson said.
   "In my opinion, the body had been dumped out farther up the stream and washed down downstream during the flooding," Henson said.
   Authorities with the TBI and U.S. Forest Service were on the scene Saturday afternoon. Authorities cordoned off an area above Panhandle Road to investigate the scene.
   The body was discovered by a man and his children who were in the area when they saw the body in the creek.
   Henson said the body was "pretty well in good shape" and estimated the body had been in the creek less than one month.
   Henson said the woman had been taken to the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine for an autopsy.