UPDATE: Body recovered from the Tennessee River identified

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF)  – The Hamilton County Medical Examiner has identified the body found on January 13, 2017 in the Tennessee River as Mr. Wallace Warfield.

He was reported missing by family members on December, 28, 2016.

Full autopsy reports are pending on official cause of death.


CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) — Chattanooga Police were called to the Riverpark near Amnicola Highway around 11am Friday morning.

Police say a local fisherman discovered a body along the bank of the Tennessee River near the Riverpark.

According to Chattanooga Police, they have not identified the body yet.

Cause of death and identity will be determined by the Hamilton County Medical Examiner.


CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga police recover a body from the Tennessee River on Friday.

Fishermen spotted it along the far shore from the Tennessee Riverpark.

Officials have an idea on who it could be, but have not identified the victim yet.

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