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Missing man's body found in Sullivan County

Staff report • Nov 8, 2018 at 10:28 AM

BLOUNTVILLE — The body of a man missing since June has been located and sent for autopsy.

Last month, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office said it was searching for Lynn Akers, 55. He was believed to be in the Tri-Cities area, but family members had not been in contact with him for several months.

On Thursday morning, police stated that Akers’ body had been located over the weekend. The remains were found in Sullivan County on land owned by his family. To confirm his identity, X-ray imaging had to be used.

Foul play is not suspected, but detectives have launched an investigation into the cause of death.