Kingsport police: Hiker finds human remains along South Fork Holston River

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KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) – Investigators in Kingsport are trying to determine the identity of human remains found by a hiker who was trekking a wooded area along the South Fork Holston River.

The remains were found around 6:45 p.m. in an area adjacent to Riverport Road in Kingsport.

Police say due to the advanced state of decomposition, the remains have been sent to the medical examiner’s office at East Tennessee State University to determine an identity and a cause of death.

No other details about this case have been discovered or released to the public.

Count on News Channel 11 for the latest in this case.

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