UPDATE: Police ID Suspect Who Ran and Victim Found in Trunk
Updated Saturday 04/08/17 at 9:55am:
Hixson, TN (WDEF) – The victim found in the trunk of a wrecked vehicle has been identified as Tammy Hall, 47. Her next of kin has been notified.
The suspect who fled and was caught by police has also been named. Joshua Mincy, 25, has been charged with Criminal Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Tampering with Evidence, Possession of a Firearm (convicted felon), Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Dangerous Felony, Abuse of Corpse, Driving on Revoked License, and Leaving Scene of Accident.
The CPD continue to ask anyone with further information to call 423-698-2525. More will be released when available.
HIXSON, Tenn. (WDEF) – Chattanooga Police were called to a single vehicle crash with a person running from the scene at the 4200 block Norcross Rd in Hixson around 1:45 p.m. Friday, April 7th.
Officers were able to locate the fleeing person and detained him for questioning.
A CPD K-9 discovered a firearm near the wrecked vehicle, while other officers at the scene discovered a deceased female in the trunk of the crashed vehicle.
The police were reporting to an accident prior to finding a 47-year-old woman’s dead body in the back of the vehicle. The deceased appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound. The name of the woman will be released after the next of kin notification.
Members of the Violent Crimes Bureau are actively working the investigation.