Blount County Sheriff’s Office, TBI, seek information on Lance Michael Larson, whose body was found in Little River
From Staff Reports
The Blount County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are still seeking the public’s assistance in finding out information regarding Lance Michael Larson, the 29-year-old man whose body was found March 14 in Little River in Rockford.
Officials have provided two updated photos of Larson, taken in November 2012. It is believed that Larson’s appearance today is basically the same as in the attached photos, sporting a light beard and longer hair.
Larson’s vehicle, a 2003 Kia Spectra with a Missouri registration CF1S9R, is also still missing.
Larson may have friends in Johnson City.
The University of Tennessee Forensics Center conducted an autopsy on Larson Friday, but the cause of death is still under investigation.
The Blount County 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 approximately a half mile downstream from the Roddy Branch boat access area off Old Knoxville Highway.
Those with information about Lance Michael 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 .