Law enforcement officials are working to identify a body that was found in a camper destroyed by fire on Sunday evening, according to officials from the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department.
At approximately 5:51 p.m. on Jan. 20, the Hickerson Station Volunteer Fire Department and the Tullahoma Fire Department were dispatched to the Barton Springs Campground area near Normandy Lake on Frank Hiles Road. Upon arrival, firefighters found a camper trailer full engulfed in flames, according to Coffee County Sheriff Department Chief Deputy Frank Watkins. After the fire was extinguished, firefighters discovered a body while checking the structure for hot spots, Coffee County Sheriff Chad Partin said.
Partin added the body has not been identified as male or female.
“The identity of the individual is currently unknown and awaiting positive identification from the medical examiner’s office,” Watkins said.
According to Partin, the trailer was a “20- to 25-foot pull camper with a slide out.”
“We have notified state bomb and arson to respond because of death involved. We will work through the night and into tomorrow,” said Partin on Sunday night.
According to Watkins, in addition to investigators from the sheriff’s department and firefighters, the Tennessee Bomb and Arson squad, the TBI and the Coffee County Emergency Management Agency responded to the scene of the fire.