Investigation continues as missing Tazewell man found dead

A Tazewell man who had been reported missing last week was found dead late Monday afternoon.

The body of Aaron Jeremiah Massengill, 28, was found by a resident along Ferguson Ridge Road in Tazewell, according to the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office.

At the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, Tennessee Bureau of Criminal Investigation Special Agents are working alongside the CCSO and the Tazewell Police Department in investigating the circumstances leading to the death.

Massengill’s body will be sent for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

He was reported missing on Feb. 16.

At this time, the investigation remains active and ongoing, and no further information is available. authorities said.

Anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area of Ferguson Ridge Road within the last week is asked to contact the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office at 423-626-3385, the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND or a local law enforcement agency.