Officials: Body found in Cumberland River likely missing Clarksville teen


MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn.(WKRN) – A body believed to be a missing Clarksville teen was recovered from the Cumberland River Sunday afternoon.

Investigators with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body near the Lock B South ramp in Clarksville, about five miles from where the 19-year-old Zach Marsh went missing on December 20th.

According to authorities, a fisherman called 911 at 11:50 a.m. Sunday to report a body located near the shoreline.

The Sheriff’s Office says based on the information gathered at the scene, investigators believe the body to be Marsh, however, the body will be sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office to confirm the cause of death and for identification.

Marsh’s vehicle was found abandoned on Jarrell Ridge Road on December 20th, 2019, approximately five miles upstream from where the body was located.

News 2 spoke with the Marsh family as they searched for him along the river Christmas Day.

They said it was unusual that his jacket and glasses were left at the scene with near his car.

Since Marsh’s disappearance, multiple agencies have conducted numerous searches in the area, including a 16-mile search of the river downstream from where his car was found.

The investigation is ongoing, no further information can be released at this time.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and for updates.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

Trending Stories

Community Calendar