UPDATE: The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office has identified the body found Monday in Ooltewah. 

Gary Percill McPherson was found deceased at a home on School Street near Old Lee Highway Monday night. 

The death investigation is being led by the HCSO.

Channel 3 will keep you updated as more details are released.


PREVIOUS STORY: A death investigation is underway in Ooltewah Monday night.

Chattanooga police say a body was found at a residence in the 5400 block of School Street near Old Lee Highway.

A release from Chattanooga police says the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office has taken over the investigation at the request of the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office, due to the circumstances surrounding it.

The name of the deceased has not been released.

“Once our detectives give me approval and the next of kin have been notified, we will release the name although I do not have a time frame at this time," HCSO spokesman Matt says. "Once we release the name, all other questions will need to be directed to the Hamilton County District Attorney’s Office.”

Channel 3 is working to learn more.

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