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UPDATE: Body found in Soddy Daisy identified, arrest made

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SODDY DAISY, TN. (WRCB) - Investigators believe a body found is that of 24-year-old Casey Burgiss.

He has been missing since July.

Soddy Daisy investigators spent the day searching for hours near a home on Layne Road with hopes of finding answers.

Police records show a suspect, 19-year-old Keith Stewart, telling investigators the body is in a cave behind his home about a mile away from the same area Burgiss is reported missing.

Stewart tells police he and two other men had plans to rob Burgiss.

He goes on to say someone named James Doss shot Burgiss multiple times in the head.

Police guard outside the hidden cove area where efforts to get the body continue.

Not far from the search area missing person's signs are taped to utility poles.

Neighbors nearby say they don't know much about Stewart, except several of his family members live close by.

Chief Phillip Hamrick says, "As soon as I found out, the family found out. Of course they were distraught, but our hearts go out to them."

Stewart is in the Hamilton County jail charged with homicide being held on $250 thousand bond.

Channel 3 did talk to Burgiss' family who say they will make a public statement in the coming days.


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