UPDATE: Death investigation on School Street

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the deceased.

According to investigators, the body of Gary Percill McPherson was found at a home on School Street Monday evening.

Chattanooga Police confirm he is the brother of recently retired Assistant Chief Edwin McPherson. They say that is the reason the investigation was handed over to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

 


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HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Hamilton County Sheriffs Office is investigating the discovery of a body tonight off Old Lee Highway.

Around 6:30 p.m., Chattanooga Police got called to a residence in the 54-hundred block of School Street.

Police then contacted the Hamilton County District Attorney’s office.

The D.A. assigned the case to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office says they won’t release the victim’s name until relatives have been notified.

We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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