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Maryville, TN 37804

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March 20, 2014 Contact: Marian O'Briant


Preliminary autopsy results released

Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong announced today the preliminary autopsy results revealed that Gordon Wright, Sr. died as a result of natural causes.

The autopsy was performed this morning at the University of Tennessee Forensics Center.

Mr. Wright's body was located Wednesday morning about a quarter mile from where his black Jeep was found on Fence Rail Gap Road Tuesday evening. He was reported missing Tuesday afternoon at around 5:30 p.m. Sheriff's Office deputies and several members of Blount Special Operations Response Team (BSORT) searched Tuesday evening and again Wednesday morning. Searchers located his body at around 9:30 Wednesday morning.

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