A Chattanooga therapy company shut down unexpectedly Thursday, leaving a sign on the door to notify customers and sending staff members scrambling to find new jobs.

The Center for Pediatric Therapy, headed by occupational therapist Melody Gaston, shut its doors without warning, therapists who worked there said.

"The Center for Pediatric Therapy is closed and will no longer be seeing patients," read two printed signs left on the locked doors of the business at 112 Jordan Drive in Brainerd.

It was unclear Friday why the company closed. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant there on Wednesday, TBI spokeswoman Illana Tate said, but did not shut the business down.

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