Remains of missing person found, investigation underway

Published 6:19 am Thursday, May 4, 2023

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A death investigation is underway in Carter County after the remains of a man who had been reported missing were found in the Hampton community Wednesday evening.

The remains of 48-year-old John David Hudson, also known as Benji Hudson, were found in the area of Morton Road shortly before 7 pm Wednesday.

“This is a death investigation at this time until we learn more,” Sheriff Mike Fraley said.

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Mr. Hudson had been reported missing to the Carter County Sheriff’s Office. He was last seen on April 29 after being involved in an altercation in the Hampton community.

Anyone with any information regarding Mr. Hudson’s death is asked to contact the Carter County Sheriff’s Office at 423-542-1896.