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Body pulled from Tennessee creek in the middle of the search for Alabama man

LOUISVILLE, Tenn. – A Tennessee sheriff says a body recovered from a creek, near the car of a missing student at the university of Alabama.

Blount County Sheriff James Berrong says the news outlets that the body was pulled from Georges Creek on Monday. The wrecked car of the 20-year-old Blake Ryan Smith had previously been located in a building about a quarter-mile away.

The body is not yet officially identified as Smith’s, pending an autopsy, but the sheriff announced the discovery as an update to Smith’s case. He would not comment on the cause of the death.

Smith was last seen on Saturday. The Trussville man was a student at The Crown College of the Bible, a Baptist school for about 10 miles northwest of Knoxville.

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