Man Accused Of Killing His 65-Year-Old Father, Leaving Remains In The Woods

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Source: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; MEGA

May 8 2022, Published 11:06 a.m. ET

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A man is accused of killing his father in Tennessee after the victim’s remains were found in the woods, police said.

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In early May, human remains were found in the woods in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. An autopsy confirmed the victim as John Henry Ball, 65.

Police identified his son, John Scott Ball, as a suspect in the killing.

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He was arrested last week and charged with first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse. He is being held in the Polk County Jail without bond.

Police have not said how they identified the son as a suspect.

Investigators have also not released a motive in the killing.


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