Murder victim Donnie Bryant

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – More details have emerged in the death investigation involving Donnie Bryant who was found along Cedar Creek Road almost two weeks ago.

According to a family member, Bryant was from Whitley County, Ky. and lived in Williamsburg. Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins said, “We can’t confirm he was from Williamsburg, but he has multiple previous arrests in Kentucky. We’re unsure of past charges.”

Donnie Bryant’s body was found on Nov. 17 in Campbell County.

Family members said they “have no idea why” the 43-year-old Bryant was found in Campbell County or what had happened.  According to one family member, the last time they saw him alive was the night before his body was found. He had allegedly stopped by to borrow $20 to purchase his blood pressure medication.  

Bryant’s body was discovered by a passerby down an embankment on Cedar Creek Road around 4:51 pm on Tues., Nov. 17. According to one WLAF source, Bryant had stab wounds and was found between Cedar Creek Baptist Church and Freddy’s Market.

The consensus among those close to Bryant and his family is that a “stolen car is at the crux of the case.” “We have been left with more questions than answers about what happened and what’s going on with the investigation. We just want justice for Donnie,” said one of Bryant’s aunts. 

Law enforcement officials have only released the name of the victim, and no other details have been officially released on the investigation at this time.  The death continues to be under investigation by the Campbell County Sheriffs Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Goins said, “The CCSO and TBI are still following leads, and the investigation remains open.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/30/2020-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE BRYANT FAMILY)