HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) is investigating after a body was found near a road in Church Hill.

According to the HCSO, emergency crews responded to the area on Sunday at 6 p.m. after receiving a call reporting a body over an embankment on Sensabaugh Hollow Road.

Upon arrival, the body of a deceased male was found ‘just off the roadway,’ a release stated.

The body was sent to the Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City for autopsy.

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“This is an intense ongoing investigation,” said the HCSO. The cause of death and identity has not been determined.