A 34-year-old woman was strangled to death inside a Chattanooga motel, the Hamilton County Medical Examiner determined Thursday.
Chattanooga police found Jeanette Scholten dead inside The Chatt Inn in the 2000 block of E. 23rd Street aroundnoon on Thursday.
Investigators with the police department's Violent Crimes Bureau were advised at 3:45 p.m. Thursday that the Hamilton County medical examiner's office had done a preliminary evaluation of the body and determined that Scholten was strangled.
It's unclear how long she had been dead before her body was discovered.
Scholten is the seventh person to be killed in Chattanooga so far this year. Police have not said whether they have any suspects in the Scholten's slaying. All of this year's homicides are so far unsolved.
The place where Scholten was killed has a long-standing history of problems.
In September 2015, one man was shot and another was run over after someone opened fire at a party outside the building, according to police.
Police responded to the motel 353 times in 2015. A portion of those calls may be routine traffic stops, according to police. Because the motel has a large parking lot, drivers who are pulled over on 23rd Street often stop in the motel's lot, which could drive up the numbers.
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