Body of missing Cookeville Dentist found in Overton Co.


The body of a missing 83-year-old Dentist from Cookeville has been found, officials confirmed Sunday.

 Dr. James L. Smith, 83, was first reported missing by his wife Wednesday night. Police said he was last seen at his farm in Overton County. 

Police said the body of Dr. Smith was discovered in the general area of rural Overton County. 

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office offered thoughts and prayers to Dr. Smith’s family. 

No other information was released. 

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