The body of a 33-year-old Rockwood man who was reported missing last week has been found and two women have been arrested in connection with his death, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
Victor Letner’s body was found just after noon Wednesday on Kodak Road by investigators from the Major Crimes Unit, said KCSO spokesperson Kimberly Glenn in a written press release.
Letner, who was reported missing Feb. 9, had apparently died from a gunshot wound, Glenn said.
Kendra Ivey, 21, has been charged with felony murder and has been jailed in lieu of $1 million bond, Glenn said
Diana Jeanty, 46, has been charged with being an accessory after the fact and tampering with evidence. Her bond was set at $20,000.
The circumstances of the alleged homicide weren’t made public. It also wasn’t clear how the investigators found Letner’s body or what the alleged motive was.
Glenn said the investigation is ongoing and more information “will be forthcoming.”
A surge in gun-related violence this year has led to a dozen homicides within the city limits. This is the second slaying in the unincorporated and largely rural areas patrolled by the Sheriff’s Office in the same period. \
Published February 19, 2021