Man's body discovered in Carvers Gap area of Appalachian Trail

Johnson City Press • Updated Sep 2, 2019 at 9:56 PM

ROAN MOUNTAIN — Deputies with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a body that was found in the Carvers Gap area of the Appalachian Trail on Monday, a release from the department said Monday night.

Investigators were notified of the male body’s discovery around 2 p.m.

The release said investigators were working to determine the man’s identity and what caused his death. The body will be sent for an autopsy.

The sheriff’s office said more information would be released later.