Son arrested for murdering father and dumping him in the mountains

TELLICO PLAINS, Tennessee (WDEF) – A Polk County man has been charged with killing his father and then dumping the body near Tellico Plains.

The body was found in a wooded area off of Old Furnace Road in the mountains off of the Cherohala Skyway on Sunday.

An autopsy revealed the victim was 64 year old John Henry Ball from Delano in neighboring Polk County.

Investigators from the TBI, and Sheriff’s Offices in Monroe, Polk and McMinn Counties all worked on the case.

On Thursday, they charged the victim’s son, John S. Ball, with both murder and abuse of a corpse.

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