Deceased male recovered from the Emory River

On 9/13/21 officers with the Harriman Police Department were dispatched to Riverfront Park in Harriman to assist Roane County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bryan Walker on a missing persons case that he was working. The missing person’s vehicle was found in the park.

Officers arrived on scene and found a deceased male floating in the water. Members of the Harriman Fire Department recovered the body and attempted life saving measures. Detectives with the Harriman Police Department and Roane County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Boduch arrived to process the scene. Dr. Boduch’s preliminary determination was that the incident is a suicide by drowning and the investigation is ongoing, pending toxicology.

The family requests privacy during their time of grief.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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