Man Doing Yard Work Near Brainerd Tunnel Finds Human Skull

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A man doing yard work near the Brainerd Tunnel on Saturday evening found a human skull, police said.

At approximately 7:50 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 2902 Oak Place in regard to the homeowner discovering human remains.  The remains were collected by the Medical Examiner’s Office for examination.  Police searched the area until dark and resumed early Sunday morning. 

Investigators found other remains Sunday morning and continue to search.  There is evidence of wildlife in the area and it is making search efforts difficult, police said. 

During Sunday’s search, investigators found a wallet with an identification card inside, but police said it is too early to confirm if the remains are that of the individual on the identification card.  

Until the medical examiner is able to determine the identity, it is unknown at this time whether the remains belong to a male or female.  Investigators found no evidence of foul play and continue to process the scene. 

The homeowner requests to remain anonymous and asks for privacy, police said.

Oak Place is across Brainerd Road from McCallie School.


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