Body found in Chattanooga hotel probably a suicide

Body found in Chattanooga hotel probably a suicide

July 21st, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Chattanooga Police Department investigators work at the Super 8 motel in Ooltewah where a dead body was found in a room.

Photo by John Rawlston /Times Free Press.

A body found in a room at the Super 8 Motel on Lee Highway is probably a suicide, police said.

The middle-aged man, who was from the Chattanooga area, checked into the motel Wednesday about 4 p.m., motel officials said. When he didn't leave at the 11 a.m. checkout time, motel employees opened his door and found his body inside.

He died of a gunshot wound, police said.

His name has not been released.