#parents | #teensvaping | Body found in Cumberland River believed to be missing teen, Zach Marsh

By January 26, 2020 3:25 pm

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (CLARKSVILLENOW) –  A deceased person was recovered from the Cumberland River Sunday afternoon, and has been possibly identified as missing teen, Zach Marsh.

A fisherman called 911 at approximately 11:50 A.M. on January 26, 2020 to report a body located near the shoreline.

Based on preliminary information gathered at the scene, investigators believe the body to be Zach Marsh, however, the body will be sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office for positive identification and to determine cause of death, according to Sandra Brandon, public information officer for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

Marsh’s vehicle was found abandoned on Jarrell Ridge Road on December 20, 2019, approximately five miles upstream from where the body was located.

His glasses were lying on the ground next to the car, his vape device about 30 feet away, and his jacket hanging on a branch, but no sign of him.

Since Marsh’s disappearance, multiple agencies have conducted numerous searches in the area, including a 16-mile search of the river downstream from where his car was found.

As this is an ongoing and active investigation, no further information can be released at this time, Brandon said.

The family of Zach Marsh released a statement on the “Find Zach Marsh” Facebook Page, “Unfortunately, Zach’s body was found today. We will provide details once we have them. Please be in prayer for his parents, siblings, and friends.”


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