The 70-year-old duck hunter, who allegedly killed 2 men, was found dead in the swamp

REELFOOT LAKE, TENNEY. – David Wavell, a 70-year-old man accused of killing two fellow duck hunters in rural Tennessee earlier this week, was found dead on Saturday.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Wavell was found dead in Riffelt Lake, from where two people were shot on Monday.

District Attorney Tommy Thomas told ABC News that 26-year-old Chance Black and 25-year-old Zachery Groomes were in Reault Lake, northwestern Tennessee on Monday morning when Vowell reached out to her and turned verbally. Wavell allegedly opened fire and killed both Black and Groom.

Thomas said earlier this week that it was unknown whether Vowell knew the two victims.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Wavell’s body was found around 3 a.m. Saturday local time. Officials said they were positively identified, but an autopsy would be conducted. The cause of death was not declared.

On Wednesday, Thomas said that Wavell escaped after being shot in the leg as his boat was recovered and the car he boarded was also seized.

He was wanted in two counts of first-degree murder. Authorities said they were considered armed and dangerous.

The discovery was made in a large, extremely rural area near the Missouri and Kentucky borders – Reault Lake State Park. Reelfoot Lake itself is on 15,000 acres and is surrounded by dense, marshy bushes.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on Friday posted footage of him exploring the area, dealing with adverse conditions.

ABC News’ Emily Shapiro and Matt Foster contributed to this report.

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