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Investigators discover body believed to be missing Knoxville man

The body was transported to the Regional Forensic Center for autopsy and positive identification.
Published: Apr. 19, 2021 at 8:12 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 29, 2021 at 6:19 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -The Knoxville Police Department said a body discovered Thursday is believed to be that of a missing 49-year-old man.

According to KPD, Robert Milka was last seen on Thursday, April 15 at Bell Walker’s Crossing Apartments near Gallaher View.

The Rapid Response Services Search & Rescue Team conducted a search of the wooded area behind the Bell Walker’s Crossing Apartments in an effort to locate Milka on Thursday.

Officials said crews discovered a body believed to be Milka deep in the wooded area behind the apartment complex.

There were no obvious signs of trauma and foul play is not suspect, according to KPD.

The body was transported to the Regional Forensic Center for autopsy and positive identification.

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