Body of missing Morristown man found in burned-out car

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. – The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office has identified the body found in a burned vehicle in February.

According to a release from Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson, the body was identifed as Clinton Lee Arnold, 31, of Morristown, Tennessee.

Arnold’s body was found on February 21, 2021 inside a burned Chevrolet Avalanche in a secluded area that was not visible from the roadway.

The truck was located near Repass Road in the Mooresburg area.

According to Morristown Police, Arnold was reported missing by family on February 16.  He had not been seen since January 3.  Police

at the time indicated that Arnold was not wanted for any crime, just that family members were concerned about his whereabouts.

The exact cause of death has not been determined. Full autopsy results are pending.

The sheriff’s office, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Morristown Police Department are still investigating.