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Remains of missing Blount Co. man found in wooded area

On Friday, members of BSORT were searching the area when they located his remains in a steep ravine off Fence Rail Gap Road.
According to BCSO, the Blount County Special Operations Response Team found the remains of...
According to BCSO, the Blount County Special Operations Response Team found the remains of 46-year-old Andrew Webb in a heavily wooded area off Fence Rail Gap Road in Walland.(Blount County Sheriff's Office)
Published: May. 4, 2021 at 2:37 PM EDT
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MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Officials with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the body of a missing man was found Friday.

According to BCSO, the Blount County Special Operations Response Team found the remains of 46-year-old Andrew Webb in a heavily wooded area off Fence Rail Gap Road in Walland.

Webb’s remains were identified through his dental records. Investigators said an autopsy was performed at the Knox County Regional Forensic Center, but a cause of death has not been determined. Foul play is not suspected at this time.

Webb was originally reported missing after his family said they had not heard from him since April 12.

Deputies responded to a hit-and-run crash on East Alexander Parkway on April 20 involving Webb’s truck. The truck was later found on Fence Rail Gap Road, unoccupied.

Deputies searched the heavily wooded, mountainous terrain but did not immediately locate him. On Friday, members of BSORT were searching the area when they located his remains in a steep ravine off Fence Rail Gap Road.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency was notified after search crews observed bear activity in the area.

Officials said the investigation is ongoing.

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