Body found along road in East Knox County identified

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UPDATE – Knox County Sheriff’s Office announced late Thursday that the woman whose body was found on Will Brooks Lane in the Strawberry Plains area has been identified as 28-year-old Mariana Wallace. 

Wallace’s next of kin has been notified of her death. 

“No Signs of trauma, foul play not suspected,” KCSO communications director Kimberly Glenn stated Thursday. 

Wallace’s cause of death had not yet been determined or released by the Medical Examiner as of Thursday. 

Knox County deputies are investigating a body found along the side of a road.

The discovery happening around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon on Will Brooks Lane that’s in the Strawberry Plains area just south of I-40.    

Deputies telling us the body appears to be female and there do not appear to be signs of foul play. The body was found with no identification.

We’re told the medical examiner will work to determine who she is and how she died. Deputies are interviewing nearby homeowners.

We’ll let you know when more information is released.

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