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HCSO Offers Update on Unidentified Body Located in the Tennessee River


Hamilton County, TN - The deceased person located in the Tennessee River on December 31, 2021 has been identified as Jason L. Burton (age 35).

At this time, there is no evidence of foul play, however, the cause and manner of death has yet been determined by the Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

As this is an ongoing investigation, no further details are available at this time.

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