Oak Ridge Police investigating newborn body found near Melton Lake Greenway

Top Stories

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WATE) – Police are investigating after a newborn child’s body was found along the Melton Lake Greenway on Thursday.

A call before came into the Oak Ridge Police Department reporting a body found north of the Edgemoor Road bridge near the bank of Milton Hill Lake. The popular stretch of greenway runs from the city limits to the bridge near the TVA Bull Run Fossil Plant.

ORPD arrived just before 1 p.m. Oak Ridge Fire Department, Anderson County EMS and the medical examiner’s office also responded to the scene.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information that may help investigators is asked to call ORPD a 865-425-4399. Crime tips can also be submitted online at http://oakridgetn.gov/department/ORPD/Home. Information can be given anonymously.


Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Tennessee at the Olympics

More Tennessee Olympians

Latest News Videos

Two arrested for hit and run crash

School Supplies Drives

Peyton Manning coming to Knoxville for Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Mayor Jacobs: No new COVID restrictions

Dollywood releases August career and jobs fair schedule

Records: State spent $11K on influencers for airfare promo