KNOXVILLE (AP) - A truck driver missing for several days was found dead in his tractor-trailer rig at a rest area off Interstate 75 near the Campbell and Anderson county line.
Steve McEntire, 47, of Sparta, Ky., was found Thursday by his employer, who had reported him missing and was traveling the area looking for him, Campbell County Sheriff's Department officials said.
McEntire had been missing since Aug. 25, when he left Henderson, N.C., for Erlanger, Ky. Authorities say the body may have been at the rest stop for seven to 10 days.
The body of a small black dog was found along with McEntire's body, which was sent to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for autopsy, police said.