On August 23, 2022, in the late evening hours, Carter County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to a report of a vehicle fire near the 200 block of Dry Branch Road in Elizabethton. Prior to deputies’ arrival, the fire was extinguished, and what is believed to be human remains were found inside the vehicle.

CCSO detectives continue to work with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and other agencies on this investigation. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Carter County Sheriff’s Office at (423) 542-1845 or 911. Additional information will be released when possible.