Friends Still Hoping Cold Case Murder Of Gina Muir Can Be Solved

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Gina Muir
Gina Muir

Nancy Tucker still remembers her friend Gina Muir.

She lost her in 2004 and is still hoping investigators will be able to solve this Cold Case murder.

Ms. Tucker said, "Gina Muir was found just before Thanksgiving 2004 on Mitchell Avenue in the South Side.

"I grew up with Gina and I would love to see justice for her and her family."

 On Nov.

20, 2004, at approximately 9:35 p.m., Chattanooga Police were called to the area of 1500 Mitchell Ave. on a report of possible human bones found. Skeletal remains were found at 108 E. Main St. in an overgrown, abandoned lot near an alley which runs through the 1500 block of Mitchell.

At the scene, the medical examiner was able to determine that the remains found were that of a white female. With this information, investigators with Chattanooga Police Department Major Crimes Division worked alongside investigators in the Youth and Family Division to compare a list of missing white females from the area.

On Nov. 23, 2004, the remains found were identified by the medical examiner through dental records as Gina Lea Muir. During the forensic exam, the medical examiner also located a fracture at the base of Gina Muir’s skull which occurred just prior to her death.

Police said Gina had been living at home with her mother after getting out of a relationship. After being confronted by her mother about drug use, she left home. She was staying with friends when she could, but, according to friends, she was basically living out of her vehicle. She was last seen in the Main Street area by an acquaintance in May of 2004 and was reported missing by her mother in June of 2004.

She was born in Chattanooga on July 24, 1966. Gina was the daughter of Gloria Whaley Daniels and Gordon "Gordy" Whaley. She graduated from Gordon Lee High School in 1984. Employers included Aventis, PCA and U.S. Postal Service.

She is survived by two daughters, Jessica Oliver, who was 15 at the time of her death, and Danielle Muir, who was eight.

Investigators followed up on numerous leads, but no suspects have been identified in this cold case.

If you have information on this case, please use the form below or call the cold case hotline:   423-209-7470

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ANDERSON, GLORIA LORENE  4115 HOOKER RD CHATTANOOGA, 37410  Age at Arrest: 33 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DRIVING ON SUSPENDED LICENSE REGISTRATION, DRIVING UNREGISTERED VEHICLE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY --- BARRETT, DAVIN GUY  9613 PINE ST OOLTEWAH, 37373  Age at Arrest: ... (click for more)

New Book Chattanooga In Old Photos Now Available At Zarzours

The new book Chattanooga in Old Photos, sponsored by, is now available at Zarzours Restaurant on the Southside. The limited edition of 800 copies is printed by College Press of Collegedale. It is the fourth book in the collection called the Chattanooga Photo Books made possible by The others are The Remarkable Stokes Collection, Railroads ... (click for more)

Drink Up, Chattanooga

I attended the meeting to discuss the placement of the sewage treatment plant at the Cambridge Center in Ooltewah today. My problem with the meeting (aka) dog and pony show, is that the meeting started out with the agenda of the Ooltewah Community Council.  After living in this area for 45+ years I have never heard of this group.  I would like for someone to answer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Dear Faux Pelini

It has been my experience that of all the tribes and herds of different people on earth, sports writers are among the funniest people of all. Oh, there isn’t anything real sexy about Villanova beating Georgetown or a baseball player hitting for the cycle. Now, if a player hits a single, double, triple and homer in that order, that’s “a natural cycle,” and that is kind of fun to ... (click for more)

Powerful Loretto Smacks Sale Creek, 3-1, For Class 1A State Volleyball Title

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Loretto ruined what could have been a nice little celebration for Sale Creek on Thursday at the TSSAA Class 1A state volleyball tournament at Middle Tennessee State University. Sale Creek (40-8), appearing in their fourth tournament and the title match for the first time, were victimized by a constant offensive attack and the potent Lady Mustangs rolled ... (click for more)

Briarcrest Beats Baylor In State Volleyball

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Baylor and Briarcrest have played in the last three Division II, Class AA state volleyball championship matches and the Lady Saints have now won two, including Thursday’s 3-1 victory at MTSU’s Murphy Center. The Lady Saints have an outstanding team with a roster of outstanding players.   The same can be said for the Lady Red Raiders, but Briarcrest ... (click for more)