Kingsport police identify body found in Holston River

Investigators have identified a body that was discovered in the Holston River last weekend. 

The Kingsport Police Department identified the body as John R. Stair, 40 of Church Hill. 

Police say a fisherman discovered Stair’s body in the Holston River near the Ridgefields community last Saturday evening.

The circumstances surrounding Stair’s death remain under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 423-229-9429 or central dispatch at 423-246-9111. Anonymous tips can be submitted by clicking here

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