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Sheriff releases name of body found

On March 18, the body of a man was found in the Luminary community of Bledsoe County. Sheriff Jimmy Morris has released the name of the man as James Michael Cook, who originally was from this area, but had most recently lived in Knox County.

At the time the body was found, authorities did not release the man’s name.

Other details surrounding the incident could not be released, said Sheriff Morris, pending further investigation and complete autopsy results.

This is an ongoing investigation, said Sheriff Morris, and anyone with information is asked to contact Sheriff’s Department Detective Drake Brown at (423) 447-2197.


  1. Joan Rutherford on March 28, 2023 at 8:46 pm

    So so sad all my nephew sure grew up handsome. If anything i can do please let me know or call me on messenger. If you need anyone just im here to listen.Tell your mom so so sorry and Martha please give her my number let me know what happened.

  2. Nathan Cook on April 27, 2023 at 11:57 pm

    I miss you brother and I pray that this investigation is solved. I wished I could’ve been with you and things would be different

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