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Authorities discover body of missing Claiborne Co. man

Massengill was reported missing on February 16.
According to CCSO, Aaron J. Massengill, 28, was last seen in Tazewell on February 16.
According to CCSO, Aaron J. Massengill, 28, was last seen in Tazewell on February 16.(CCSO)
Published: Feb. 23, 2021 at 12:30 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 23, 2021 at 6:11 AM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed the body of a missing Claiborne County man was discovered Monday.

According to TBI, a resident found Aaron Massengill’s body late Monday afternoon along Ferguson Ridge Road in Tazewell.

TBI agents along with Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office along with Tazewell Police Department did not release a cause of death. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

Massengill was reported missing on February 16th. Groups of family members and concerned neighbors got together and searched for Massengill in wooded areas around the county for several days.

Authorities asked anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area of Ferguson Ridge Road within the last week to contact the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office at 423-626-3385 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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