Knoxville Remains Identified Almost 2 Years after Being Found

The Knoxville Police Department found the remains in September of 2022 in a wooded area behind a house on Knott Avenue, Mayor Glenn Jacobs said.

Knoxville Remains Identified Almost 2 Years after Being Found

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) A Knox County cold case is now solved.

Knox County officials have identified a man after his remains were found two years ago.

The Knox County Regional Forensic Center was able to identify the body as 34-year-old Tony Brown. His remains were found behind a home on Knott Avenue in 2022.

No foul play is involved in this case.

Knox County used the help of Othram Labs in Texas which employed ancestry registries and genealogical backgrounds to help identify Brown’s remains.

It’s not the first time law enforcement in East Tennessee or the forensic center has worked with Othram. In December of 2023, the group helped with a case in Roane County.

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