UPDATE: August 5 – The Knox County Sheriff’s Office said Jason Lamont Young was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Alma Delia Matias. KCSO later added that Two others, Tyrone Mack Jr. and Jaquaysjha Ryan, were also charged with abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence, and accessory after the fact.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A person was found dead off of a road in Knox County on Sunday afternoon, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Two people have also been arrested in connection to the case.
KCSO responded to the 11200 block of South Northshore Drive after a jogger discovered the body.
The body has been identified as Alma Delia Matias, 24, of Knoxville. She was taken to the Knox County Regional Forensics Center for an autopsy.
KCSO also arrested Jason Lamont Young, 23, of Knoxville, on arson and theft of property ($10,000-60,000) charges. Rontrell Daeshaun Allen, 24, of Knoxville, has been charged with an arson charge.
“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and the community. This was an isolated crime yet tragic for all involved. I want to extend my gratitude to our detectives working around the clock,” Sheriff Tom Spangler said.
The investigation is currently ongoing.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated.