Autopsy: Blount County commissioner died of natural causes

Autopsy: Blount County commissioner died of natural causes

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Gordon Wright Sr. (source: Blount County Commission) Gordon Wright Sr. (source: Blount County Commission)

MARYVILLE (WATE) - The Blount County Sheriff's Office says preliminary autopsy results reveal Commissioner Gordon Wright, Sr. died of natural causes.

Wright's body was found Wednesday morning in a ravine on his property, about a quarter mile where his black Jeep was found Tuesday night on Fence Rail Gap Road.

Wright had last been seen leaving his home in his Jeep to spend the night at his cabin off Fence Rail Gap Road.

Deputies say they were notified by Wright's neighbor Tuesday afternoon that he had found Wright's Jeep disabled in the middle of the road near the cabin.

This led to a large-scale search which resulted in the discovery of Wright's body.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

 

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