Chattanooga pastor found dead; homicide possible

Chattanooga pastor found dead; homicide possible

October 10th, 2010 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

A traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle led Chattanooga police to find the body of a local pastor in his home early this morning, Chattanooga police said.

Spokeswoman Jerri Weary said an officer who stopped a vehicle around 3 a.m. discovered it belonged to pastor David Strong of St. Paul AME Church, 2514 Williams Street.

Officers couldn't contact Strong, so they went to his home. They looked through a window and saw what appeared to be a person lying on the floor. The officers forced their way inside and found Strong dead.

Weary said there were signs of a struggle and the death is being treated as a homicide.

Two men who were in the vehicle during the traffic stop are being questioned but no arrests had been made as of midday, Weary said.