Fishermen find body in Little River

Fishermen find body in Little River

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MARYVILLE (WATE) - The Blount County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man whose body was found in the Little River Thursday afternoon.

The victim is a white male in his 30s.

He was found by two fishermen who were fishing on the Little River near Coulter's Bridge at Tuckaleechee Pike and Old Walland Highway when they found the victim in the water.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

If anyone has any information about this man's death, or may have seen any suspicious activity near that location recently, you are asked to call the Criminal Investigation Division during normal business hours at 273-5001, the Sheriff's Office 24-hour anonymous Crime Hotline at 273-5200, or you may leave a tip through the Text-a-Tip link at the sheriff's office website.

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