Hamblen County Sheriff: Human skeletal remains found near Panther Creek State Park hiking trail

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HAMBLEN COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) — The Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday night that human skeletal remains were found this week at Panther Creek State Park.

According to Sheriff Esco Jarnagin, hikers reportedly found the remains near a hiking trail roughly an hour-and-a-half from the main trail head at the park. Jarnagin confirmed the office checked on the report on Thursday. Since that time, authorities have investigated the scene the past two days due to the terrain.

No identification was found at the scene. The Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are handling the case.

Sheriff Jarnagin told WATE 6 On Your Side Saturday afternoon that no updates were available in the case at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call (423) 585-2770. You can also send any information about the case by private message to the sheriff’s Facebook page by clicking HERE.

TBI issued a statement late Friday night in regards to the case, “We don’t have much to offer at this early stage, other than to confirm we are involved in the investigation into human remains found at the park in Morristown. The investigation remains active and ongoing tonight.

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