published Monday, November 26th, 2012

Chattanooga: Family awaits identification on body found Sunday

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Family members of a missing woman may soon have closure after police discovered the body of a woman Sunday morning at 3700 Youngstown Road.

Dana Wilkes, 48, was first reported missing when she did not show up for work. When her co-workers could not reach her, they contacted Chattanooga police to check on her. The door of her duplex was found unlocked, according to website set up to find her.

Police have not confirmed the identity of the body.

Wilkes was last seen near home on Palo Verde Drive on Nov. 9. Her 2000 green Jeep Cherokee was found near Wilcox Tunnel on Wilcox Road a day later with blood splattered inside of it.

On Sunday, Wilkes’ family posted on Facebook on a page set up to find her.

“There has not been a a positive identification yet.... It is likely that this is Dana, but we will wait for the results to come back. ... Thank you for all of your prayers and support during this painfully difficult time.”

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