published Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Human remains found in Chattanooga's Renaissance Park identified

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A man whose remains were discovered by a child in Renaissance Park in October died of a heart condition, a medical examiner’s report found.

Chuckie Lynn Headrick, 39, was from Soddy-Daisy and had suffered from arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, states the report from the Hamilton County medical examiner, and likely died in the woods in the park.

The report does not indicate how much time passed between Headrick’s death and the discovery of his remains on Oct. 17 — just one day before his 40th birthday.

According to his obituary, Headrick felt at home in the outdoors. His family conducted his graveside services and burial Oct. 24 at the Ruth Cofer Cemetery.

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NorthChatter said...

Funny to go back and read some of the comments from the original article. Typical assumptions...DANGER! CRIME!

...or, the poor guy just had a heart attack.

My condolences to the family. It said he liked the outdoors, so at least he died in a place he enjoyed.

December 22, 2011 at 3:14 p.m.
megpat said...

That's really scary. My son is almost 33. My condolences to his family also.

December 22, 2011 at 11:39 p.m.
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