published Sunday, January 15th, 2012, updated Jan. 15th, 2012 at 5:12 p.m.

Ocoee Street body could be missing Erika Whaley

A body found this afternoon in a boarded-up house on Ocoee Street could be that of Erika Whaley, who went missing in September, Chattanooga police said.

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    Investigators with the Chattanooga Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are seeking help in locating 25 year-old Erika Whaley. She is 4'11" tall, 115 lbs, and is missing from the local Chattanooga area. Erika has been missing since August, 2011 and was last seen getting into a red truck at a shelter for battered women. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Erika Whaley are asked to call the Chattanooga Police Department at 423-698-2525.
    Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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Whaley, 25, was last seen Sept. 15 getting into a red truck outside a women's shelter, police said.

Police spokesman Nathan Hartwig said the body was found at 2822 Ocoee St., which had belonged to Whaley's grandfather before he died. The house had been boarded up since March 2011, Hartwig said.

The confirmation of identity and the cause of death will be released later, police said.

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