Human remains found in Loudon County last week are not connected to a Roane County cold case.
Sheriff Jack Stockton was hopeful the remains belonged to Karen Beard, who hasn’t been seen since 1991.
“It’s very disappointing,” he said. “I was hoping that would put an end to the case.”
Stockton said authorities were able to determine the remains were not Beard’s through forensics.
“The DNA didn’t match, and dental records didn’t match,” he said.