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Knoxville woman finds body under deck during Easter egg hunt
WNCT 9 ^ | 4/18/2014 | Staff Writers

Posted on 04/19/2014 8:12:59 PM PDT by wonkowasright

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A woman from west Knoxville found a body under her deck while hunting for Easter eggs with her son Wednesday.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tara Hanouskova smelled an odor that progressively got worse over the past week, but could never pinpoint the source.

On Wednesday, however, while hunting for Easter eggs with her three-year-old, she noticed something with a pair of feet clad in tennis shoes in the crawl space under her deck.

She explained that the odor wasn't consistent nor strong; she only smelled it off and on until it got so bad she decided to peer under her deck to check it out.

"I really don't even know how he got there," Hanouskova said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: corpse; crime; easter; egg; tennessee
How does one explain the 2 week old dead body under their home ?

Weird all around...

1 posted on 04/19/2014 8:12:59 PM PDT by wonkowasright
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To: wonkowasright

Sounds like the opening scenes of Law and Order….


2 posted on 04/19/2014 8:17:51 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: wonkowasright

We have all had that funky smell that we try to pinpoint, usually it is just some dirt laundry or a dead mouse.


3 posted on 04/19/2014 8:19:28 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: wonkowasright

One rotten egg left over after a hunt can smell up the entire house surprised the odor wasn’t worse


4 posted on 04/19/2014 8:19:40 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: wonkowasright
After finding the body, Hanouskova managed to get her special-needs son back inside before he saw anything.

She said 911 dispatchers even passed along the message to be sensitive to the situation because of her son's situation; police cruisers and fire trucks reportedly responded to their home without the use of sirens and flashing lights.

"They were very respectful; they tread lightly," Hanouskova said. "My son has no idea what happened."

Seriously, since the decedent was long gone, nothing appears to have been lost by pursuit of this approach, and the child was likely spared needless trauma.

5 posted on 04/19/2014 8:20:11 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: wonkowasright

Vincent Price was heard muttering, “Eggcellent”!


6 posted on 04/19/2014 8:20:17 PM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: wonkowasright
"I really don't even know how he got there," Hanouskova said.

And we all hope that's true, dear.

7 posted on 04/19/2014 8:21:21 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: aposiopetic

Agreed. We’ve become a society were doing the decent thing is newsworthy.


8 posted on 04/19/2014 8:22:24 PM PDT by null and void (...if you are too sure of your place in heaven you might be too arrogant to actually get there.)
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To: aposiopetic

Yea right but lets launch SWAT and lock up a normal run of the mill kid for holding his hand like a pistol in the lunch room??


9 posted on 04/19/2014 8:25:00 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: wonkowasright

I remember when I was around 8 an alligator got run over on a dirt road which our school bus traveled. It did not look like it had decayed but when one of the girls asked the driver to stop and let her see it, he did.

Then the odor really hit us. I can still remember just how sickening it was. I just can’t imagine a human body.


10 posted on 04/19/2014 8:26:31 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: wonkowasright

I wonder if he was a vagrant and crawled under there for shelter?


11 posted on 04/19/2014 8:33:09 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: yarddog

Human decomp smells differently, or so I’ve been told.


12 posted on 04/19/2014 8:34:19 PM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: wonkowasright

Weird is right! I heard this on the Nashville news last night and thought, “No way that body didn’t stink to high heaven!” We had a possum die under our deck a couple of years ago and we couldn’t get under there to get it out. The deck’s too close to the ground to fit under there. We couldn’t step out the back door for over a week without wanting to gag. The stench was quite consistent.
I have a hard time buying her story.


13 posted on 04/19/2014 8:34:31 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: SatinDoll

I have a Nephew who heads the state forensics lab in a Southern State. I once asked him if having to deal with bodies sometimes in bad condition bothered him. He said it actually did not except a single time when a Mother had killed her children. He said he didn’t even think about it until he realized it was totally getting to him.


14 posted on 04/19/2014 8:41:40 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: wonkowasright

Expect a lot more dead bodies as Marxism continues to infect the country.

Nazism: 25 million dead

Marxism: 100 million dead...

...and counting.


15 posted on 04/19/2014 8:44:17 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: yarddog; wonkowasright
Then the odor really hit us. I can still remember just how sickening it was. I just can’t imagine a human body.

It's a pretty unforgettable odor.

[SF Bay Area] I was working a few blocks from the Cypress Structure when the Loma Prieta earthquake hit in 1989. Many people were trapped and crushed in the collapsed double-deck freeway. Over the next week or so I could smell the decaying bodies before they were removed.

Another time I smelled the same familiar smell in an apartment building. I wondered about the elderly gentleman in the corner apartment. Yes, that had been him.

16 posted on 04/19/2014 8:51:49 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: CGASMIA68

Man, if we could have gotten SWAT to show up at our school just for that...don’t ya know what would happen. Wait a minute...SWAT didn’t exist when I was in school.


17 posted on 04/19/2014 8:52:52 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: SatinDoll

Unfortunately, I’ve smelled that smell.

Something one doesn’t forget.


18 posted on 04/19/2014 8:53:53 PM PDT by digger48
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To: yarddog

I use to work at Flushing hospital in Queens New York in the mid 1980s during the height of the AIDS epidemic and I would just about everyday have to wrap up the AIDS corpses - Tape up the hand and legs, put them in a bag, then in the freezer. Never affected me, it was like putting away mannequins.

Then I would get the victims from the ER. One guy once had his face chainsawed almost in half. Then I had a car accident where 3 kids died. They were like dolls, and when I closed the freezer door I broke down and cried to the point of almost having a seizure. Nothing affected me until that.


19 posted on 04/19/2014 8:54:10 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: thecodont

I attended the funeral of one of my favorite Aunts. She had donated her eyes so that might have been part of the problem but I could definitely smell some decomposition. It was not overpowering but others must have noticed it too.

They were by no means poor so I am sure had a high quality funeral. Still that bothered me.


20 posted on 04/19/2014 8:56:30 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: wonkowasright

“I really don’t even know how he got there,” Hanouskova said

Well he wasn’t left by the frickin Easter bunny lady.


21 posted on 04/19/2014 8:58:35 PM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: yarddog
If you smell it you will know what it is. I think it is somehow programed into the primal part of our brain.
22 posted on 04/19/2014 9:01:53 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: wonkowasright

Update http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2014/apr/19/homeless-man-found-dead-under-deck-identified/ This is in the Bearden area near Kingston Pike off of lower Sutherland Ave. It was a younger homeless man. Knoxville has become somewhat a homeless magnet due in part to a large homeless shelter in the area. Where he was found would be close to fast food businesses etc.


23 posted on 04/19/2014 9:25:29 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: wonkowasright

Notice the absence of a race description? At an adult height of five foot four, which is short by average American standards, my guess is he was an illegal immigrant whose state side family refused to pay ransom to what they thought was a bluffing Coyote.


24 posted on 04/19/2014 9:27:00 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: meatloaf

Looks like he got there of his own free will looking for a place to sleep. PD doesn’t suspect foul play likely natural causes.


25 posted on 04/19/2014 9:28:20 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: wonkowasright

Is the body Loretta Fuddy?


26 posted on 04/19/2014 9:28:36 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: lee martell

No he likely wasn’t an illegal {look at link I posted} but there’s about 50% odds he wasn’t from the Knoxville area though. The area he was found is within walking distance of several missions downtown.


27 posted on 04/19/2014 9:33:56 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: wonkowasright

How does a dead body found under a private resident’s deck seem like no foul play or natural causes? Also who decides, “ok, we have a rotten smell for the last two weeks, so let’s invite the kids in the neighborhood over to have an easter egg hunt”??? I don’t buy her story.


28 posted on 04/19/2014 9:38:23 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: wonkowasright

The story mentions the body was found when she was looking for easter eggs and looked under the deck. It then mentions a completely different scenario in that the smell would come and go but once it got progressively worse, she decided to look under the deck to find the source of the stench. So which is it? Easter Eggs, or to locate the smell? Can’t have both.


29 posted on 04/19/2014 9:41:16 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: CrazyIvan
If you smell it you will know what it is. I think it is somehow programed into the primal part of our brain.

Yes. And not just for humans. The smell of dead members of one's own species provokes a strong reactions in everything from ants to sharks to horses.

Critters that didn't react are statistically more likely to succumb to the same fate and not pass on their genes.

30 posted on 04/19/2014 10:01:39 PM PDT by null and void (...if you are too sure of your place in heaven you might be too arrogant to actually get there.)
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To: meatloaf

Who does Easter egg hunts on a Wednesday?


31 posted on 04/19/2014 10:02:08 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000
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To: meatloaf

“Now that’s a real shame when folks be throwin’ away a perfectly good white boy like that.”


32 posted on 04/19/2014 10:04:01 PM PDT by Autonomous User
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To: yarddog

We live in Kansas. One evening after Katrina and Rita, we were able to stand on our second story deck and smell decomp and wet wood on the light breeze from the south east. Later we were done there on a mission trip and drove out on the coast and saw the bloated cows and gaters. uhg.


33 posted on 04/19/2014 10:44:24 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: wonkowasright

Why would she hunt for Easter eggs in a place that she didn’t hide Easter eggs?


34 posted on 04/20/2014 12:20:08 AM PDT by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: FreedomGuru
Read the article in post 23 and look at the pictures. Then it will make more sense. The body was under her back deck. Look at the yard. It's steep. The deck close up to the house is low and ideal place where homeless seek because they can not be seen. Also the reason she likely didn't notice him before. The area the body was found in is frequented by homeless due to nearby businesses including fast food.

I drive through that area {Sutherland Ave} several times a month. It's roughly 4-5 miles from downtown area where the missions are. Kingston Pike in upper Bearden is a major business area. Going from there up to a residence to sleep under a deck would make sense. The person is less likely to be seen by a cop.

35 posted on 04/20/2014 12:46:14 AM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: wonkowasright

Knoxville??

The one city in the USA with a Body Garden??


36 posted on 04/20/2014 12:50:00 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle
The one city in the USA with a Body Garden??

Yea The University Of Tennessee has it. Forest Hills the neighborhood this happened in is a quiet neighborhood. This seems to be a woman and a special needs son. Forest Hills BLVD used to be a through road that crossed the interstate and came out on Papermill Rd. Interstate upgrades over the past decade or two lead to the tearing down of the interstate overpass and it is now a dead end road. But it is also close to Kingston Pike in the Bearden area where homeless frequent.

It's mainly a wooded neighborhood and at night yea a homeless person could sneak up and find a place to hide. The deck by the pictures seems to be her back yard with a steep bank going down hill behind her house.

37 posted on 04/20/2014 1:08:42 AM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: aposiopetic
Seriously, since the decedent was long gone, nothing appears to have been lost by pursuit of this approach, and the child was likely spared needless trauma.

Agreed. Some one used some common sense for a change.

38 posted on 04/20/2014 1:34:28 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: digger48
Unfortunately, I’ve smelled that smell.

The intensity is weather dependent, to some degree. A cool, relatively dry spot such as under a deck won't be as intense as say, a closed vehicle in the hot summer sun. Dessication affects the intensity as well.

39 posted on 04/20/2014 1:38:06 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: SatinDoll

Decomposing human flesh in warm climate smells putrid sweet

Not wholly unlike a dead swollen cow for example

Its unmistakable.

I have never gotten used to it.....that nor dead children.


40 posted on 04/20/2014 1:39:18 AM PDT by wardaddy (america was lost about the time black thugs appropriated cafe bikes as social status)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I hear you...me too..dead children....their poor little feet and frozen expressions

Things I wish I never saw and I was young way before my own kids and thought I was bullet proof...afraid of nothing

Now with so many kids of my own it would strike home even more

I don’t think even a Stalingrad vet would have gotten used to dead children

Although the tribes in Rwanda sure seemed to have none such sensibilities


41 posted on 04/20/2014 1:44:39 AM PDT by wardaddy (america was lost about the time black thugs appropriated cafe bikes as social status)
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To: LyinLibs

Nope. It’s Buzz Meeks.


42 posted on 04/20/2014 4:01:57 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: radu

People that bleed ORANGE smell different!


43 posted on 04/20/2014 7:42:00 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: wonkowasright
How does one explain the 2 week old dead body under their home ?

Like I told the police over and over: I do not know how my neighbor's body, Mrs. Crabtree, got buried under my new flower bed in my back yard. And her stupid, little dog, "Precious", just kept barking and barking...

44 posted on 04/20/2014 7:45:29 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Autonomous User

That’s something I’ve been thinking about. Why do animals crawl off when death is approaching. Do they want to be left in peace? We had a man on a project that didn’t leave at the end of the day. He was found dead where he had laid down in a location where he couldn’t be seen.

It will be interesting to see what’s discovered about him. The woman who was found mummified in the back seat of her car in her garage who had been dead for about six years may be another example.


45 posted on 04/20/2014 8:09:16 AM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Well, THAT explains it! LOL!!!


46 posted on 04/20/2014 1:18:06 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu
THAT explains it
-Columbo
47 posted on 04/20/2014 1:22:23 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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