Body found in burned vehicle in Mooresburg

A body was found inside a burned truck Sunday near Repass Road in the Mooresburg community of Hawkins County.

According to a release by Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson, a Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck was found burned near the Repass Road area in Mooresburg. Deputies found the remains of a person inside the truck.

At approximately 2:50 p.m., Sunday, HCSO detectives responded to the scene along with arson investigators and special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Due to the badly damaged condition of the truck, agents with the special investigations bureau of the Tennessee Highway Patrol assisted with recovery of the body.

The unidentified body was sent to the William Jenkins Forensic Pathology Center at East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine for an autopsy. The investigation is ongoing and no other information was available Wednesday afternoon.

Anyone having any information on this case, or identification of the victim, contact the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division in Rogersville at 423-272-4848, Central Dispatch at 423-272-7121 or your local law enforcement agency.