Tenn. mom finds body under porch during Easter egg hunt

Tenn. Mom Finds Body Under Porch During Easter Egg Hunt

A Knoxville, Tennessee mom made a terrifying discovery while setting up an Easter egg hunt for her four-year-old son.

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, the woman found a decomposing body under her porch. She said she'd been noticing a foul smell for a few days, but she hadn't been able to find the source.

She had also asked a person cutting her grass to be on the lookout for the source of the smell, WBIR reported. When the woman once again noticed the odor during her Easter egg hunt, she went searching. According to WBIR, "the body was in a spot deep beneath the deck... around 15 to 20 feet from the outer edge."

According to WKRN, police haven't been able to identify the man, whom they've determined had been under the woman's deck for about two weeks. Other than "extensive dental work," authorities don't have much to go on - advanced decomposition meant he couldn't be fingerprinted.

A writer for The Stir points out the only silver lining to be found in this tragic story: "His body was reportedly found 15 to 20 feet from the edge of the deck, which is good news because it means the child couldn't see it."

According to the Sentinel, authorities performed an autopsy, and the body showed no signs of foul play. It did however find the man had a medical condition that could have resulted in his death.
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