26-year-old found dead in Pikeville home

The TBI is investigating his death

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's mobile intelligence units parked in front of the TBI headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday, March 27, 2015
photo This staff file photo shows the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation headquarters in Nashville.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation launched an investigation Friday after the discovery of a man's body at a home northwest of Pikeville, Tenn.

TBI spokeswoman Susan Niland confirmed Friday that the state agency and the Bledsoe County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of 26-year-old William Keith Smith, whose body was found at a home on Paul Holland Road, a few miles north of Fall Creek Falls State Park.

Smith's body was transported to Nashville for an autopsy, Niland said.

She said the investigation is ongoing and no other details were immediately available.

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