Body Found Along Hooker Road Identified As That Of Warren Ransom

Sunday, March 2, 2014
Warren Ransom in 2003
Warren Ransom in 2003

A body was found along Hooker Road on Saturday afternoon.

Police said on Sunday afternoon that the victim has been identified as 33-year-old Warren Ransom.

The cause of death has still not been determined.

At 4:30 p.m, Chattanooga Police officers responded to a person down call at 1200 Hooker Road. A person driving by noticed the body on the side of the road and called 911. Officers arrived on the scene and found the body of a black male.

The victim was dead on arrival. 

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Chattanooga Police Department at (423) 698-2525 or Crime Stoppers at (423) 698-3333.




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