SMITH COUNTY (KYTX) - The body of a missing Smith County man has been found in Anderson County.
On 9/10/12, Amy Palacios reported to the Smith County Sheriff's Department that her brother Adam Palacios has been missing since 9/5/12. It was not uncommon for Adam to leave the area for several days without contacting anyone. However Amy stated he had been gone longer than usual.
A Region 1 Welfare Concern was broadcast on Adam Palacios on 9/10/12 and then subsequently entered as a missing person. Smith County investigators began an investigation in an effort to locate Adam. Investigators continued to follow leads and on 9/20/12, discovered Adam's body in a remote area in Anderson County. Due to the decomposition of the body, cause of death cannot be determined at this time.
Both agencies are working together in an effort to apprehend the person or persons responsible for Adam's death.