Investigators puzzled by burned body discovery - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Investigators puzzled by burned body discovery

Posted: Updated:
Photo by WRCB Reporter Antwan Harris Photo by WRCB Reporter Antwan Harris

Summerville, Chattooga County (WRCB)-- A death investigation is underway by the Chattooga County Sheriff's office after a woman's burned body was found last week.

Sheriff John Everett tells Channel 3, 51-year-old Jennifer Cox's charred body was found by a hunter next to a burned vehicle.

The hunter made the discovery Friday on Little Sand Mountain Road in Summerville.

Sheriff Everett says, "A person in the area hunting heard a horn blowing and seen smoke. He called 911 and the fire truck came."

Most of the flames were out and just smoke could be seen in the area.

The sheriff's office called the G.B.I. once they found Cox's body. People around town believe she was single and worked in a local mill there.

The sheriff says her death is not only suspicious but the area is nothing but woods and winding curves.

That means clues could be scattered over a large area and tracking down witnesses won't be easy.

"We are exploring all avenues, all clues, any evidence we have," Everett says. "We are still interviewing people that were on the road that day."

The sheriff says foul play has not been ruled out.

The woman's body has been sent to the G.B.I. Crime lab in Atlanta for autopsy.

Stay with wrcbtv.com for updates to this developing story.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

    Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:20:07 GMT
    Tony Stewart should be back in his comfort zone at a NASCAR track, ready for racing.More
    Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy - and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of...More
  • Grundy Co. Yellow Jackets Marching Band

    Grundy Co. Yellow Jackets Marching Band

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:34:57 GMT
    The Grundy County High School Band's Director says, "for a little band, they can make a good bit of noise!" To Yellow Jackets faithful and band aficionados, it is sweet music. They serenade us with Rocky Top and are our Band of the Week!More
    The Grundy County High School Band's Director says, "for a little band, they can make a good bit of noise!" To Yellow Jackets faithful and band aficionados, it is sweet music. They serenade us with Rocky Top and are our Band of the Week!More
  • UPDATE: Man killed while mowing grass when truck hit him; 3 teens inside truck also died

    UPDATE: Man killed while mowing grass when truck hit him; 3 teens inside truck also died

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:22:40 GMT
    4 teens inside truck that killed man on his lawn mower; Pinson only survivor4 teens inside truck that killed man on his lawn mower; Pinson only survivor
    Four teens were inside a vehicle that hit and killed 57-year-old Bryan Bartley while he was mowing grass on Thursday evening. Three teens also died in the tragedy. Alexis Pinson survived the crash and is improving, friends say. More
    Four teens were inside a vehicle that hit and killed 57-year-old Bryan Bartley while he was mowing grass on Thursday evening. Three teens also died in the tragedy. Alexis Pinson survived the crash and is improving, friends say. More
Powered by WorldNow
Can't find what you're looking for?

WRCB-TV
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5412

WRCB Jobs EEO | FCC Public Files

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WRCB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.