Dead woman found in the trunk of a wrecked car in Hixson identified
UPDATE: CPD has identified the victim, the suspect, and released what charges they will be facing.
The body found in the car, was 47-year-old Tammy Hall.
The suspect, 25-year-old Joshua Mincy, will face several charges including criminal homicide, aggravated assault, tampering with evidence, possession of a firearm (convicted felon), possession of a firearm during commission of a dangerous felony, abuse of a corpse, driving on revoked license, and leaving scene of accident.
We learned Mincy has a lengthy history in Hamilton County dating back to 2010.. including serving time for charges like robbery, aggravated assault and vandalism.
Chattanooga Police say Mincy is a validated gang member, but at this time this incident is not believed to be gang motivated.
ORIGINAL STORY: CPD Confirms a 47 year old woman was found in the trunk of the wrecked car.
She appears to have been shot.
Her name has not been released yet.
Chattanooga Police have responded to a car accident on Norcross Road in Hixson.
The driver of the vehicle ran from the scene. That person is now in custody.
Chattanooga Police say a dead woman was found in the trunk of the vehicle.
There is no word right now on her identity.
NewsChannel 9 is on the scene gathering details.
We'll update this story as details become available.