TBI identifies missing man found dead in Tennessee River

(Wilson County Sheriffs Office)

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said agents are investigating a homicide after a missing man's body was found in the Tennessee River this week.

Benton County Sheriff Kenny Christopher said 40-year-old Scott Damon was found in the river on Thursday near the Benton County and Humphreys County. The BCSO said he had been missing from Wilson County for 8-10 days.

The sheriff said he believes Damon's body was in the river for a majority of that time.

A homicide investigation is under way due to trauma of the injuries and decomposition of the body. The body was sent for an autopsy on Friday.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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