Missing Farragut preschool teacher found dead near car

Melanie Coley (source: Primrose School of Farragut)

FARRAGUT (WATE) – A missing Farragut preschool teacher was found dead inside her vehicle Saturday afternoon in Loudon County.

Melanie Coley, 29,was found deceased inside her vehicle down an embankment on Sugar Limb Road. Officials say it appears she was the victim of a single vehicle accident.

The car was found by the Tennessee Highway Patrol while investigating Coley’s normal traffic routes. The area had been previously checked, but the vehicle was so far off the road it was not easily visible.

Coley had last been seen Thursday night at Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, 11863 Parkside Drive, in Turkey Creek. Her family alerted authorities when they didn’t hear from her.

Coley was a teacher at Primrose School of Farragut

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