Burned Body Found

On Monday July the 2nd at approximately 1:18am, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to the Awalt Bridge area in reference to a body found on the side of the road. Preliminary reports indicate that a motorist noticed a grass fire, and when they turned around to confirm what they thought was just a grass fire, the motorist discovered a partially burned corpse. Upon arrival, deputies discovered the body of an unidentified white female believed to be anywhere from 18 to 25 years of age. The female has dark hair and a tattoo of a large star with smaller stars on the inside on the back of her neck, and a star tattoo on the top of her right foot. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are conducting the investigation regarding this matter. Anyone having any information about this incident may contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 931-967-2331 or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND. Further information concerning this incident will be released when deemed appropriate.