Police in Knoxville, Tenn., are working to identify a body that was discovered under a woman’s deck during an Easter egg hunt.
She said she searched her yard for the source of the foul odor for a week but never found anything. She even asked someone she hired to work in her yard recently to let her know if they found the source of the smell. They never did.
The woman was searching for eggs in her backyard Wednesday when she found the body of a man.
Police said the corpse was 15 to 20 feet from the edge of the porch. The large deck is low to the ground and it’s difficult to see into the dark, narrow area beneath.
Initial autopsy results showed the man died of a medical condition, but the final autopsy is not yet complete, police said.
It is unclear how the body got under the deck and why. Police say it may have been there for up to two weeks.
The deceased had no identification and was so badly decomposed fingerprints couldn’t be taken in the field.
The man is about 5'4" and weighs about 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. The body had not distinguishing marks but did have extensive dental work.