Investigation underway after body found on lawn

Newport police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a Newport woman found lying on the lawn of her home on New Year’s Day.

Patrol Officer Eli Suggs said Joshua Moore found 40 year-old Pamala Horn lying face down behind his Old Knoxville Highway home at 9:30 am.

Police and First Call EMS personnel say when they arrived on the scene the victim had no vital signs.