Body found near Kentucky and Tennessee state line, victim identified

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Published: Mar. 1, 2023 at 12:51 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 1, 2023 at 10:08 PM EST
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Police identified the victim as 37-year-old Anna M. Whitehead.

Her body was sent to Frankfort for an autopsy.


Police found a body in water near the Kentucky and Tennessee state line Wednesday morning.

A Facebook post from the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department states, Whitley County Dispatch received a call from the Jellico Police Department about a potential body in Elk Creek behind the Save-A-Lot on US 25.

When deputies arrived, the body was located in the creek.

Whitley County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the investigation.