Sheriff: Fishermen find man's body in Tennessee River

Benton County Sheriff Kenny Christopher says the body was pulled from the river near the Benton County and Humphreys County line Thursday afternoon. (Image: MGN)

A Tennessee sheriff says an unidentified man's body was found in the Tennessee River.

Benton County Sheriff Kenny Christopher says the body was pulled from the river near the Benton County and Humphreys County line Thursday afternoon.

The Sheriff says the fishermen found the body on a trotline.

Deputies are investigating the incident as a homicide.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has joined the investigation.

Deputies say the body was sent to the medical examiner's office in Nashville for an autopsy.

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