Autopsy Says Head, Hands Of Dana Wilkes Were Severed After Her Death

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

An autopsy on the body of murder victim Dana Wilkes says her head and hands were severed after her death.

After a two-month long investigation, homicide investigators made an arrest in mid-January in connection with the 2012 homicide of the 48-year-old woman .

Ms. Wilkes was reported missing on Nov. 10, 2012, under suspicious circumstances. Her dismembered body was recovered on Nov. 25, 2012 along the creek bank at 3700 Youngstown Road.

Investigators made a presentation to the Hamilton County Grand Jury and an indictment for first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse was returned for Tony Bigoms, 53.

The autopsy says it appears the head was removed with some type of tool and the hands were taken off at the mid-forearm.

It does not say how the victim was killed.

 


Latest Bradley County Arrest Report

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Planning Commission Recommends M-1 Zoning For Tubman Site Despite Some Community Opposition


Click here for the latest Bradley County arrest report. (click for more)

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AR-RAHMAAN, RAPHEAL LAMAR 2311 E 14TH ST CHATTANOOGA, 37404 Age at Arrest: 29 years old Arresting Agency: Federal Marshall ... (click for more)

The Planning Commission on Monday afternoon unanimously recommended M-1 zoning for most of the 44-acre Harriet Tubman site in East Chattanooga. A section by Roanoke Avenue would be left R-3, ... (click for more)


Breaking News

Latest Bradley County Arrest Report

Click here for the latest Bradley County arrest report. (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AR-RAHMAAN, RAPHEAL LAMAR 2311 E 14TH ST CHATTANOOGA, 37404 Age at Arrest: 29 years old Arresting Agency: Federal Marshall Booked for Previous Charges or Other Reason(s) --- BROWN, JOSEPH DILLION 377 LYLES RD SE LT 74 CLEVELAND, 37323 Age at Arrest: 25 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga POSSESSING ... (click for more)

Opinion

Alstom And Tubman: A Tale Of Two Sites

The former Alstom industrial site on the riverfront and the former Harriett Tubman housing site in East Chattanooga both have a lot of redevelopment potential. And yet the city of Chattanooga seems to view them quite differently. Alstom is the fair-haired child; Tubman is the forgotten child. The Alstom area was recently designated as an "opportunity zone" in a new program ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: USA Today Is Wrong

After spending half of a century in the newspaper business, you will find it universal that one’s “personal ethics” demand you leave children off the news page. You don’t interview an 11-year-old who just watched her house burn down and now can’t find her kitty. You don’t take a kid’s picture at his daddy’s trial and, more than anything, never publish a word that would cause a child ... (click for more)

Sports

Admiral Schofield Leads Tennessee To 76-73 Upset Of #1 Gonzaga

Admiral Schofield led the once-beaten Tennessee Vols to an upset of top-ranked Gonzaga, 76-73, on Sunday afternoon. In a game played in Phoenix, the Vols led by as many as 9 early, then were in the lead at halftime 34-33. The previously-undefeated Zags built their own lead on the shooting of Zach Norvell Jr., then seemed to have the advantage when Vol star Grant Williams went ... (click for more)

Meme Jackson Has Career Day To Lead #9 Lady Vols Over #12 Texas In Austin

Senior Meme Jackson logged a career-high 33 points to lift the No. 9/9 Lady Vols to an 88-82 victory over No. 12/12 Texas in the Frank Erwin Center on Sunday. Sophomore Evina Westbrook posted 23 points for her third straight 20+ point performance. Cheridene Green was also in double figures for Tennessee (8-0), adding 10 points and six rebounds. Texas (7-2) was led in ... (click for more)