published Thursday, April 11th, 2013

UPDATE: Police report Deborah Underhill death due to stragulation, injury to chest and abdomen

The Chattanooga Police Department reported in a news release today on details of the death of Deborah Underhill, whose body was found in late March on the south bank of the Tennessee River.

The release said the medical examiner’s report stated that the cause of death was strangulation, and blunt force injury of the chest and abdomen.

Underhill had last been sent March 28 at 9:30 a.m. at the AIM Center at 472 West M.L. King Blvd.

Earlier, police had said she had lived in the Red Bank and St. Elmo areas and was know to frequent downtown, specifically the public library.

The investigation is continuing, but anyone with information is asked to call the Chattanooga Police Department at 423-698-2525.

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