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Tennessee Woman Finds Body During Easter Egg Hunt

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Knoxville woman was in her back yard with her 4-year-old son when she made the gruesome discovery. (Getty Images)

Knoxville woman was in her back yard with her 4-year-old son when she made the gruesome discovery. (Getty Images)

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (CBS Charlotte) – An Easter egg hunt led to a gruesome discovery, reports WBIR-TV.

A Knoxville woman was in her backyard with her four-year-old son when she found a decomposing body tucked away under the home’s deck.

Police say the dead man may have been there for two weeks.

The woman told authorities she had noticed a foul smell for several days and had been trying to find the source of the odor.

But it wasn’t until Wednesday evening when she finally located its source…a dark spot under the deck about 15-20 feet from the edge.

Knoxville police believe the man died from a medical condition but they are awaiting the results of a final autopsy before calling it a natural death.

Because of the condition of the body, authorities are not yet able to make an identification.

They say it was a middle-aged man about 5’4″ who weighed 170 pounds. The coroner found no tattoos or other visible markings, though the man did have extensive dental work.

Police say the description does not match anyone in their missing person database.

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