Chattanooga man arrested after driving mother's corpse to Nashville

Thomas Henshall mugshot
photo Contributed photo by Metropolitan Nashville Police Department / Thomas Henshall Jr.

Homicide detectives in Nashville arrested a Chattanooga man and charged him Sunday with failure to report the discovery of a dead body and evidence tampering after he admitted to driving a corpse, believed to be that of his mother, from Hamilton County to Nashville.

According to a news release from the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, 37-year Thomas Henshall Jr. arrived at Nashville's VA Medical Center shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday with the body "wrapped up in a tarp in the back of his truck," police said. Henshall told investigators his mother had committed suicide and that he found her in a wooded area of Chattanooga.