Police said the death of a man whose body was found on Hooker Road on Saturday is being listed as a homicide.
The victim was 33-year-old Warren Ransom.
The ruling was based on the autopsy report from the medical examiner’s office.
Police said, "The investigation is in the early stages and is ongoing. No other details concerning the case have changed and more information will be released when available. The Chattanooga Police still ask anyone with information regarding this case to call 423-698-2525 or Crime Stoppers at 423-698-3333."
On Saturday 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.