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Body Found In Jonathan Creek Identified

Updated: Wednesday, January 2 2013, 10:06 PM EST

The Haywood County Sheriff's Office confirmed Tuesday that a body was found in Jonathan Creek near exit 20 on I-40 in the Cove Creek community. Police identified the victim as 36-year-old Shannon D. Williams.


Chief Deputy Larry Bryson told News 13's Mario Boone that no foul play is suspected and there were no immediate signs of trauma to the body.  An autopsy was being done Tuesday in Sylva.


Authorities say Williams was known to frequent the area around the creek and had a long history with law enforcement.  He was due in court January 16th to face misdemeanor criminal charges.


By: Mario Boone, mlboone@wlos.com


Follow on Twitter: @marioboone

Body Found In Jonathan Creek Identified


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