Body found in Fort Loudoun Lake identified as missing Knoxville man

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Blount County Sheriff’s Office and the Knox County Sheriff’s Officer are working together after recovering a body from Fort Loudoun Lake Saturday morning.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office identified the body as missing person Ryan Howard, who was last seen on April 24 around 3 a.m.

The Blount Special Operations Response Team pulled the body from the lake. 

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is conducting this ongoing investigation.

A post-Saturday on his Facebook page said a celebration of life service is being planned with details to be announced later.

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