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No foul play involved in death of Tenn. woman last seen going to church, found in Clinch River

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said the body of a Hancock County woman last seen Saturday before heading to church in Virginia has been found.
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Published: Mar. 5, 2021 at 3:41 PM EST
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HANCOCK COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -The Tennessee Highway Patrol says there is no suspicion of foul play involved in the death of a Hancock County woman last seen Saturday before heading to church in Virginia.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says 67-year-old Brenda Howard went missing on her way to Scott County for a church service.

On Friday, March 5, investigators said her vehicle was found submerged in the Clinch River along Horton Ford Road. TBI officials said her body was found inside.

At the request of TBI, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be working the investigation as a crash.

Tenn. officials say if there is anything abnormal in the findings, the investigation would be turned back over to the TBI.

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