KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A Knoxville woman found a body under her deck while hunting for Easter eggs with her son on Wednesday, according to the WBIR.
The woman said she had noticed a foul odor outside her home for several days prior to discovering the body.
WBIR said the woman’s deck is large and relatively low to the ground. The space beneath it narrows where it connects to the house. Police said the body was in a spot deep beneath the deck.
Police said the man appeared to have died due to a medical condition but are still waiting until the final autopsy is complete before listing the cause of death as natural.
The man has not been identified due to extensive decomposition.
Police also checked missing persons reports trying to identify the man but were unable to.
The Knoxville Police Department Major Crimes Unit is investigating.