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Dead Body Discovered During Tennessee Easter Egg Hunt

The homeowner had been complaining of a foul odor for days, but didn't discover the body until she set up an Easter egg hunt for her 4-year-old.

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The homeowner had complained for days of a foul odor near her home, she told police, and even tried to find the source of the smell a few times, with no luck.

She even asked someone who came to cut her grass to try to find the source of the odor, but they also failed to notice the corpse beneath her deck.

Medical examiners believe the body had been decomposing 15 to 20 feet from the deck's opening for at least a week, and maybe two.

Police said there was no evidence of foul play, and believe the man died of a medical condition. They added that they don't believe he had set up camp in the space.

The man's body was so decomposed that no fingerprints could be taken, and he has not yet been identified. Police said he appears to be middle-aged, approximately 5'4" and weighs about 170 pounds. He also has brown hair and brown eyes.

Rachel Zarrell is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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