Woman found dead near Tenn. trail; Homicide investigation underway

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ALTAMONT, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found lying near a wooded trail in Grundy County as a homicide.

WRCB-TV reports the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year-old Samantha Chandler’s body was discovered Sunday.

Sheriff Clint Shrum says deputies received a call that someone had found the body in the Ross Creek area.

Shrum says authorities suspect foul play. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is helping with the case.

While the official cause of Chandler’s death has not yet been determined, based on the preliminary autopsy report, TBI agents say they’re investigating Chandler’s death as a homicide.

No arrests have been made so far.

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