Human remains found in Chattanooga's Renaissance Park identified

Human remains found in Chattanooga's Renaissance Park identified

December 22nd, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Police at Renaissance Park in Chattanooga

Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Times Free Press.

A man whose remains were discovered by a child in Renaissance Park in October died of a heart condition, a medical examiner's report found.

Chuckie Lynn Headrick, 39, was from Soddy-Daisy and had suffered from arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, states the report from the Hamilton County medical examiner, and likely died in the woods in the park.

The report does not indicate how much time passed between Headrick's death and the discovery of his remains on Oct. 17 - just one day before his 40th birthday.

According to his obituary, Headrick felt at home in the outdoors. His family conducted his graveside services and burial Oct. 24 at the Ruth Cofer Cemetery.

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