Chattanooga: Body found hanging from tree off 11th Street

Chattanooga: Body found hanging from tree off 11th Street

September 30th, 2009 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Staff Photo by Kenny Sloan<br> Police investigate the discovery of a body hanging from a tree this morning off 11th Street.

Chattanooga police are processing the scene at what appears to be a public suicide on E. 11th Street.

A pedestrian stumbled upon the lifeless body sometime before 8:45 a.m. this morning, said Lt. Tim Carroll, head of Chattanooga police major crimes division.

First indications suggest the party, whose identity is not yet known but who is thought to be male, hanged himself from a tree behind a building just east of the railroad tracks on the Chattanooga Community Kitchen property.

Lt. Carroll said the cause of death would be listed as undetermined until a preliminary autopsy report is made available.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press.