Man found dead under West Knoxville porch died 2 weeks ago

Man found dead under West Knoxville porch died 2 weeks ago, identity still unknown


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Police says a man who was found dead under a West Knoxville porch on Wednesday may have died from a medical condition.

The Knoxville Police Department responded around 7:20 p.m. Wednesday to a house located on the 700 block of Forest View Road, after the residents told officials a foul odor was coming from under their back deck. That's where officers found the body of a man approximately 15 to 20 feet from the end of the deck.

KPD says the victim most likely died two weeks ago of natural causes, unless something else is discovered once the final autopsy is complete.

The identity of the man is currently unknown. Police say the victim had no scars or tattoos but did have extensive dental work. He is believed to have been middle-aged, approximately 5' 4" tall and weighed about 170 lbs. The man had medium-brown colored short hair and brown eyes.

Investigators have checked the description against missing person reports and with law enforcement agencies in surrounding counties, but they have been unsuccessful in finding a possible match.  

If you have any information about the victim's identity, contact the KPD at (865) 215-7212.

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