TBI investigating after body found burned in Robertson County

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ROBERTSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) -The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are still working to identify the body found burning in a field near Adams, Tennessee, on Sunday.Elizabeth Stuard called firefighters at 6:45 a.m. and alerted them to the flames off Highway 76 at Port Royal Road.

“I looked and I thought, ‘Dang, who would set a log on fire?’ It looked just like a log, like a four-foot log laying there,” Stuard explained to News 2.

Firefighters called Robertson County Sheriff’s Office to the scene after their discovery. Deputies confirmed what was left behind after the flames were out were charred human remains.

The body was situated about 500 feet from the Sulphur Fork Creek, just shy of the Montgomery County border.

Officials then contacted the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to investigate.

Smokey Barn News reported a secondary scene near the road has also been taped off. Details on how it’s connected to the area with the body have not been released.

“We don’t have this type of thing occurring much here in Robertson County, so we take it very seriously and we will conduct that investigation very thoroughly,” Public Information Officer Ryan Martin with the sheriff’s department told News 2.

Martin says all deaths are investigated as homicides, but this case has not been deemed a homicide at this time.

Officials are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person, something they have yet to release much information about, including if they have any open missing persons cases.

Anyone who may have information about the incident should call the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office at 615-384-7971 or the TBI at 615-744-4000.

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