Dead woman found in the trunk of a wrecked car in Hixson identified

Police investigate accident on Norcross Road.

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.

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