Note: This story was updated at 2:27 p.m.
A dive team has located unidentified human remains near a pickup truck that was last seen being driven by a man with Oak Ridge ties who has been missing since 2010, authorities said.
The 1996 Ford Ranger pickup truck was found upside down and under water in the 1400 block of Island Home Avenue in Knoxville on Thursday, Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk said. It’s the same vehicle last seen being driven by Derek Ryan Funk, 19, who has been missing since May 12, 2010.
Funk went to Oak Ridge High School—he graduated in 2009—and his parents live in Oak Ridge.
DeBusk said the remains haven’t been identified yet. [Read more…]