Body Found Off Youngstown Road May Be That Of Dana Wilkes, Missing Since Nov. 9

Monday, November 26, 2012

Family members believe a female body found in woods off Youngstown Road on Sunday morning may be that of Dana Crumley Wilkes, who has been missing since Nov. 9.

Ms. Wilkes, 48, lived on Palo Verde Drive and was diabetic.

A Facebook page about her disappearance says, "Some of you have seen the news reports that a body has been found today in Chattanooga. There has not been a positive identification yet, and I gave a DNA sample to see if there is a match. It is likely that this is Dana, but we will have to wait for the results to come back. We do not know more than the news is providing at this time. Thank you all for your prayers and support during this painfully difficult time."

At 8:32 a.m. Sunday, Chattanooga Police officers responded to a person down call at 3700 Youngstown Road. A citizen called the Police Department and stated they saw a possible person lying by the water at that location.

Upon arrival officers found a deceased person in the woods. The deceased party cannot be identified at this time, police said Sunday.


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