BLUFF CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Officials with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office confirmed with News Channel 11 that deputies discovered a body in the woods off Underwood Springs Branch Road in Bluff City.

SCSO Capt. Andy Seabolt said the identity has not yet been confirmed, but told News Channel 11 the body is believed to be that of an adult male.

The body will undergo a forensic examination at the William L. Jenkins Forensic Center in Johnson City.

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