Hard life, hard death: Chandra Powell, single mom of 5, finally laid to rest but search for killer goes on

photo Staff photo by Jenna Walker/Chattanooga Times Free Press A bouquet of flowers with yellow roses decorate the grave site of Chandra Powell at the Chattanooga Memorial Park Cemetery in Red Bank.

Pictures of her children hang on his apartment walls.

Her 6-year-old golden Lab, Ginger, stays nears his feet.

Those are the daily reminders that Brad Stewart has of the woman he loved, the woman who was brutally slain in October.

It was just last week that Stewart laid 35-year-old Chandra Powell to rest, paying for her funeral with the insurance money he collected from damage claims to her apartment. Her body had been decomposing at the Hamilton County Medical Examiner's Office for three months.