Police make arrest in disappearance of Jasmine Pace

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CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga Police are still searching for 22-year-old Jasmine Pace, who recently went missing.

Her mother, Catrina, last saw her on November 22nd near Tremont Street in Chattanooga.

Today, local authorities held a press conference providing new details of the investigation.

Hamilton County DA Coty Wamp said “these days are sometimes hard” when discussing new updates on the Pace case.

Wamp says CPD transitioned the investigation from missing person to homicide this past Sunday based on new evidence brought to police attention.

A suspect has been identified by authorities as Jason Chen, who Detective Zack Crawford says had a “relationship” with Pace.

Wamp says Chen is currently in custody and is facing charges of criminal homicide in Hamilton County, while the state of Tennessee is also pursuing first-degree murder charges against him.

The D-A says Chattanooga Police are working tirelessly around the clock to find Pace.

“Our main concern is Jasmine,” Wamp said. “Our main concern is her location, where she is — she is our priority. She will continue to be our priority from this day forward.”

Both Wamp and Chattanooga Police Chief Celeste Murphy are asking anyone in the public with further details to bring them to CPD officials.

 

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