Police, GBI Agents investigating skeletal remains found in Walker County

UPDATE: The Chattanooga Police Department has confirmed that skeletal remains found in Walker County last week are that of 23-year-old Bradley Powell.

Family members reported Powell missing in early December of last year.

The cause of death has not been determined at this time.


Chattanooga and Walker County police, along with the GBI are investigating skeletal remains that were found in a shallow grave.

The remains were found on private property off of highway 157 near the 3900 block.

Little has been confirmed at this time, but Police believe that the discovery may be connected to a missing persons case.

Agents with the GBI are not sure how long the remains have been buried.

The remains will be sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Decatur for further examination and identification.

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