Woman’s Body Found in Sinkhole near Bristol, TN

BLUFF CITY, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities in eastern Tennessee say the body of a missing woman was found in a car stuck in a sinkhole in Bluff City.

The Bristol Herald Courier reports that 66-year-old Nancy Echevarria had been last seen Wednesday afternoon driving the car that was found in the sinkhole. Sullivan County sheriff’s office spokeswoman Leslie Earhart says a resident noticed the sun glistening off some metal in the sinkhole. She says when he checked it out, that’s when he found the vehicle on Friday.

The sinkhole was a short distance from Echevarria’s home.

The sinkhole was about 150 to 200 feet off the roadway, and passing drivers would not have been able to see it.

Earhart says an autopsy has been requested.

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