Burned body found in Mooresburg

A burned body, believed to be that of a man, was reported Monday morning to the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a release from Sheriff Ronnie Lawson, at 10:30 a.m., Monday, the HCSO received a complaint of what appeared to be a body on Substation Road in Mooresburg.

Upon arrival at the scene, deputies found the body of a man who was dead and had been burned. An investigation is underway by involving HCSO detectives and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The investigation is ongoing and no further details are available.

“This is a very intense and ongoing investigation,” Lawson said. “Additional information that develops in this case, will be released by press release only.”

If you have information about this incident, call the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office at 423-272-4848 or your local law enforcement agency.