published Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Authorities hope to remove Jeep, Palmgren remains off Signal Mountain on Saturday

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    An aerial photograph, distributed by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, shows the crimson Jeep Rubicon belonging to Gail Palmgren. The Jeep and the human remains believed to be those of Palmgren were discovered Thursday on Signal Mountain.
    Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Authorities are hoping to get the remains of Gail Palmgren and her vehicle off the side of Signal Mountain Saturday because several days of rain are expected to start Sunday.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond said today that, while he can’t be completely sure the body is Palmgren’s until a physical examination can be made, he is “98 percent” sure it’s her.

He said the sheriff’s office is working with the U.S. Army to get a helicopter that can airlift Palmgren’s crimson Jeep Rubicon and off the mountain. Her remains will be taken out by hand, officials said.

Five female members from the University of Tennessee’s Anthropological Research Facility were on the scene today, gathering evidence, Hammond said.

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Humphrey said...

OK, what does it matter that the anthropologists were females? What am I missing?

December 2, 2011 at 8:13 p.m.
ThinBlue706 said...

I can only hazard a guess, but maybe showing respect for the deceased female? But, like you, what differance does it make what plumbing the anthropologist has? I'm sure the anthropologists have seen both male and female corpses and I am sure in the most horrific of conditions.

December 2, 2011 at 8:51 p.m.
dwarfbeard said...

"University of Tennessee’s Anthropological Research Facility"

I believe that is the body farm.

December 2, 2011 at 10:01 p.m.
rolando said...

I suspect the usage of "female" was a bit more provincial. Aren't the TV forensics folks usually women? Especially Bones, NCIS, the CSIs, Castle, et al?

In addition, it has been well established on TV over the decades that, unless you are looking for a room decorator, men are clumsy, boorish, and insensitive to the core. Why, they might pick up a bone splinter, thinking it was a twig, and pick their teeth with it...or something. Or display a bit of graveyard humor.

I found the author's usage to be revealing and perhaps showed a measure of pride. Who knows?

December 3, 2011 at 11:49 a.m.
whatsthetruth said...

well we as folks wanting to know the truth about what happen to gail palmgren that faithful day. will we every know? we werethere when it happen and if someone else was there. then only her and the other person and god know what really happen. if someone is upset as what has been told then accident do happen and theysaid she was throwed out of the jeep. then she could have been alive after the accident. how can that be determented or she died instantly? we may never know. then come to the husband was having affair and loses job because of the affair and the disappearance of his wife which folks thought he killed her. as that what was going thru many folks mind. know that it could be just accident. they say he has his mistress living with him and helping withthe kids. and know they will be spending there first xmas without their mother. there is some closure to this. there will always be doubts about what really happened. regardless he has to live with his actions. but do we really know how he really feels about it? if he really hated there mother of his children then he has to hate part of his children cause they are part of gail too. in the end god will be the judge of all of us. its sad for her family and friends.prays go out to all of them.

December 9, 2011 at 12:41 a.m.
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