A Knoxville woman was having a nice little Easter Egg hunt in the backyard of her home with her four-year-old son, when she came across something even better than an Easter Egg: a decomposing human body! Wait, did I say “better?” Because I actually meant the exact opposite of that.
From WBIR Knoxville:
When someone cut the woman’s grass earlier this week, she asked the person mowing to search for whatever was creating the foul odor in the yard. The person cutting the grass also did not notice the corpse beneath the deck.
Wednesday night at 7:19 p.m., the mother noticed the smell again during the Easter egg hunt and was finally able to locate the body.
The deck is large and relatively low to the ground. The space beneath it grows dark and narrow where it connects to the house. Police said the body was in a spot deep beneath the deck around 15 to 20 feet from the outer edge.
After seeing initial autopsy results, Knoxville police said they believe the man died from a medical condition, but they’re still waiting until the final autopsy is complete before listing the cause of death as natural.
I don’t know what kind of medical condition causes a person to crawl 20 feet under some stranger’s deck and die there — I mean, isn’t that usually what domesticated house cats do before they die? I had a cat that did that when I was a teenager and our neighbors across the street had to tear up their entire deck.
Don’t worry though, because WBIR’s Jim Matheny is ON THE CASE. This is the most hard hitting news coverage I’ve ever seen of a dead body being found during an Easter Egg hunt. You can bet your sweet bippy that when Jim Matheny inevitably sends his news demo reel to Inside Edition, this footage is SO going to be on it.
(See next page for video, because stupid autoplay.)
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