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HCSO Conducting a Juvenile Death Investigation


Hamilton County, TN – Earlier this evening at approximately 7:00 pm, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with local fire, EMS, and rescue personnel responded to the 1200 block of Beck Road in Sale Creek for the report of two missing juveniles. It was believed the two juveniles wondered off near one of the trails near the bluff and a waterfall.

One of the juveniles was eventually located safe, but search efforts continued for the second child.

Around 9:30 pm, the second child was found deceased near the bottom of a waterfall.

At this time, HCSO Investigative Services personnel are conducting a death investigation surrounding the circumstances of the incident.

As this incident involves juveniles, no further details are available.

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