TN - Christopher West, 39, murdered, Kingsport, 25 Dec 2015

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    Remains of a man found off of Greene Mountain Rd, in the Cherokee National Forest, Wednesday, 17 February 2016.

    The Greene County location is near the North Carolina state line, close to an area over a steep ravine, which locals refer to as "Insurance Hole" because of the many vehicles pushed over the side.

    Authorities Awaiting Identification Of Body
    DA Confirms Male Body Was Found

    Posted: Friday, February 19, 2016 11:13 am
    Ken Little

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    An autopsy will be conducted at the William L. Jenkins Forensic Center at East Tennessee State University.

    "I'm not sure in what order they're going to do it. Our number one priority is to get the body identified," 3rd Judicial District Attorney General Dan Armstrong said today.

    Armstrong confirmed Thursday that the body found by sheriff's deputies down an embankment off the remote gravel road was that of a man. Because of the state of decomposition, it may take time to make a positive identification, he said.
     
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    Greene County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Ray Allen said the body was found by a deputy at 2:30 p.m. down an embankment at the southern end of Greene Mountain Road, near the intersection of Viking Mountain Road and the North Carolina State line.

    Allen said the deputy was not actively searching for a dead person in the area, but “just came across it.”

    http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/law...rest-in-Greene-County.html?ci=stream&lp=2&p=1
     

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    I'm a local. This area is very close to NC. Very heavily wooded all around the area, yet Viking Mountain Rd connects to a main, well-maintained, two lane (until closer to Asheville) curvy mountain road that goes from Greeneville to Asheville, NC. From the location where the body was found, it is about 40 minutes to the city of limits of Greeneville and about 45 minutes to Marshall, NC, with houses and farm land between both locations. The area where he was found is probably well known to most people between Greeneville and Marshall. The Appalachain Trail is located at the top of Viking Mountain Road. Because of the terrain and location, I do not believe he was a lost hiker. There has been no mention of a car being found in "insurance hole" regarding this case. According to LE, there are no active missing persons in Greene County.
     
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    Body identified as Christopher West of Kingsprt, TN. Investigation ongoing. www.greeneville.com
     
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    He was missing from Kingsport and I doubt he got there by himself. I wish they would release more information. A person not from here wouldn't just turn up dead in that location.
     
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    Here's another story about West...

    Greene Mtn. Road Body Identified
    The Greeneville Sun
    Greeneville, TN
    3/4/2016
     
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    http://www.wcyb.com/news/three-charged-with-murder-of-kingsport-man/39152300

     
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    Trial Dates Set For Suspects Accused Of Dumping Man's Body In Greene County

    http://www.greenevillesun.com/news/local_news/trial-dates-set-for-suspects-accused-of-dumping-man-s/article_26a90851-effa-5ff9-b28f-427939d3eba8.html

     
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    A preview of hell: Two of three defendants in 2015 Christmas Day murder plead guilty

    http://www.timesnews.net/Law-Enforcement/2017/09/01/A-preview-of-Hell-Defendants-in-2015-Kingsport-murder-receive-lengthy-sentences

    The third defendant, Amanda LaForce, is scheduled to appear in court on October 6th.
     
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