State, local authorities probe death in Ringgold

State, local authorities probe death in Ringgold

July 22nd, 2018 by Rosana Hughes in Breaking News

State and local authorities in Catoosa County, Georgia, are investigating the death of a 77-year-old woman whose body was found Sunday morning by a jogger.

Sheriff Gary Sisk said the jogger found the woman's body near Tiger Creek and South Chickamauga Creek along the Ringgold Nature Trail.

Investigators believe the death is most likely an accidental drowning and do not suspect foul play pending the outcome of an autopsy, Sisk said.

Sisk said it appears the woman was out walking by the creek and fell in, possibly experiencing hypothermia in the cool creek water. The woman has not been named.

Stay with the Times Free Press for more on this developing story.