Man found in Little River came to Knoxville by bus, BCSO says
From Staff Reports
Lance Michael Larson, whose body was found March 14 in Little River in Rockford, arrived in Knoxville on a Greyhound bus in the early morning hours of Feb. 18, according to the Blount County Sheriff’s Office.
Larson, 29, was seen getting off the bus, going into the bus station, and then walking out of the bus station a few hours later.
The Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday evening that authorities in Roanoke, Virginia located Larson’s 2003 Kia Spectra Wednesday afternoon.
Officials have provided updated photos of Larson Wednesday.
The University of Tennessee Forensics Center conducted an autopsy Friday on Larson, but the cause of death is still under investigation.
The Sheriff’s Office and TBI are working together to piece together why Larson was in the Rockford area.
In February, he traveled to Lynchburg, Va., from his home in O’Fallon, Mo.
The last known contact with his family in Missouri was around Feb. 20, when he told his parents he was headed back to Missouri.
Larson’s body was found by fishermen about a half-mile downstream from the Roddy Branch boat access area off Old Knoxville Highway.
Those with further information about Larson, or who have seen or spoken to him in the last few weeks, are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division during normal business hours at (865) 273-5001, the Blount County Communications Center at (865) 983-3620 anytime, or the anonymous 24-hour crime hotline at (865) 273-5200.
Tips can also be left through the Text-a-Tip link on the Sheriff’s Office web site at http://www.bcso.com .