published Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Chattanooga: Body found hanging from tree off 11th Street

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    Police investigate the discovery of a body hanging from a tree this morning off 11th Street.

Chattanooga police are processing the scene at what appears to be a public suicide on E. 11th Street.

A pedestrian stumbled upon the lifeless body sometime before 8:45 a.m. this morning, said Lt. Tim Carroll, head of Chattanooga police major crimes division.

First indications suggest the party, whose identity is not yet known but who is thought to be male, hanged himself from a tree behind a building just east of the railroad tracks on the Chattanooga Community Kitchen property.

Lt. Carroll said the cause of death would be listed as undetermined until a preliminary autopsy report is made available.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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animaladvocate said...

The correct word is HANGED not hung. Hung refers to inadament objects such as a tapestry or coat. Hanged is what you use when referring to people, i.e. a lynching. Don't you have to take writing classes of some sort when you get into journalism?

September 30, 2009 at 10:23 a.m.
Dexter said...

I can't believe you reported so quickly Free Press staff!

animaladvocate: Inadament? Here's a refresher:

September 30, 2009 at 10:52 a.m.

lol people trying to be smart by being "smart" look like idiots too hahahaha get em dexter!

September 30, 2009 at 11:14 a.m.
papergirl77 said...

REALLY? Your response to this awful story is about grammar? Find something more useful to do with your time friend.

September 30, 2009 at 12:06 p.m.
Chuckii said...

You guys are ridiculous. A man is dead and all you care about is a grammatical error.

September 30, 2009 at 12:12 p.m.
mltoran said...

I can not believe the types of comments this paper draws. You criticize grammar while a man is dead. Unbelievable.

September 30, 2009 at 1:33 p.m.
Tax_Payer said...

I wonder if that person has left family behind. Maybe economic stress was the platform to suicide being the last and only feasible way to deal with hardship. This person displays that there is no one that cares (except to ridicule)and all that there is in this life is pain, suffering, and misery.

So hanging it shall be, and Heaven receives this person with open arms.

May God have mercy on your souls.

September 30, 2009 at 1:45 p.m.
deadfish said...

people die all the time. words live on forever.

September 30, 2009 at 9:27 p.m.
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