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Medical Examiner's Office Identifies Body Found in Beaver Creek

Wednesday, 02 September 2015

The man found deceased in a North Knoxville creek yesterday has been identified. The body of 35-year-old Michael Lee Buckner of Knoxville was found in Beaver Creek, 2728 West Emory Road, by a local resident around 3:23 on Tuesday afternoon. The Knox County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the body on Wednesday and is working to determine the cause of death, and the investigation is ongoing.

Buckner was last seen on August 15, 2015. Anyone who has had contact with him since then (or anyone with any information) is asked to contact the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (865) 215-2243.

 

 

 

Body Found Yesterday is Male; Investigation Ongoing

Wednesday, 02 September 2015
The Medical Examiner's Office is working to positively identify the body of a male found yesterday in North Knox County. Officers responded to 2728 West Emory Road around 3:23 p.m. after receiving a call from a local resident who discovered a body in Beaver Creek. The Knox County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit responded and launched an investigation, while KCSO's Dive Team recovered the body, which was partially submerged in the creek. The Medical Examiner's Office is working to positively identify the male body and to determine the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing. More details will be released as they develop.

 

 

KCSO Investigating Body Found in Water

Tuesday, 01 September 2015
The Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating a body found this afternoon in North Knox County. Officers responded to 2728 West Emory Road around 3:23 p.m. on Tuesday where they located a body in the water. KCSO's Dive Team is working to recover the body. More details will be released as they develop.

 

 

Texas Valley Baptist Church Fire Still Under Investigation

Monday, 31 August 2015

The cause of Saturday’s Texas Valley Baptist Church fire is still under investigation. The Knox County Fire Investigation Unit; State of Tennessee Bomb and Arson Section; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives worked throughout the weekend to process the fire scene. Investigators conducted numerous interviews and excavated the fire scene in an attempt to determine the fire’s cause. Investigators have determined that the fire originated in a room off the back of the sanctuary. No clear cause has been determined at this point as investigators are still conducting interviews and analyzing items taken from the scene. County, state, and federal investigators all worked together during this investigation due to the amount of manpower required to conduct a fire investigation of its size.

 

 

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