MCMINN COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Less than a week after human remains were found in a home in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, an Etowah man has been charged with murder.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) said a multi-agency effort lead to the arrest Friday. TBI along with Monroe, Polk and McMinn counties worked to find the suspect.

On May 1, law enforcement received a report of human remains found in a wooded area on Old Furnace Road. An autopsy confirmed the victim was 64-year-old John Henry Ball of Delano in Polk County.

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John Scott Ball mugshot (Polk County Sheriff’s Office)

Then, on May 5, John Scott Ball, 45, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse.

Ball is currently being held without bond in the Polk County Jail until his next scheduled court appearance.