Man found dead in Greeneville creek

   Greeneville Police are investigating the death of a Hawkins County man after his body was found in a creek.

     On June 16, 2021, at around 6:00 PM, the Greeneville Police Department responded to a call of a dead body floating in Richland Creek. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a male, later identified as 36-year-old Earl M. Taylor of Rogersville, deceased in the creek. The body was sent for autopsy to the William L. Jenkins Forensic Center at East Tennessee State University. 

     The circumstances surrounding Mr. Taylor’s death are under investigation. Foul play is not suspected at this time. If anyone has information regarding the investigation, contact Greeneville P.D. Detective Eric Scott at 783-2851.