Man's body found under porch of West Knoxville home

KPD reports body had been under West Knoxville porch for at least 7 days

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The Knoxville Police Department responded around 7:20 p.m. to a house located on the 700 block of Forest View Road. The Knoxville Police Department responded around 7:20 p.m. to a house located on the 700 block of Forest View Road.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A body was found under the porch of a West Knoxville home Wednesday night.

The Knoxville Police Department responded around 7:20 p.m. to a house located on the 700 block of Forest View Road.

The homeowners told officials a foul odor was coming from under their back deck.  That's where officers found the body of a man approximately 15-20 feet from the end of the deck. The body of the white male was clothed and in a decomposed state. No identification was located on the person and no obvious signs of foul play were observed by investigators or the medical examiner.

Investigators are working with the medical examiner to determine the identity of the male and the cause of death. It is estimated that the body had been under the porch for at least seven days, but the pending autopsy should provide a more accurate time period.

The investigation into the man's death is ongoing.

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