On January 11, 2019, at approximately 11:52 a.m. Chattanooga Police responded to a CPR in progress call at a residence in the 5800 block of Moody Sawyer Road.

The following are the preliminary facts of that incident:

  • Upon arrival, Police located the victim who was unresponsive
  • Hamilton County EMS pronounced the victim deceased at the scene
  • Police secured the area and called for the CPD Violent Crimes Bureau to respond
  • The manner of the death was not immediately clear during the course of the preliminary investigation
  • On January 17, 2019, the manner of death was ruled a Homicide. That determination was made based on the CPD's investigation and discussion with the Hamilton County Medical Examiner. 

CPD encourages anyone with information about this incident to call the Homicide Tip Line at (423) 643-5100. You can remain anonymous.

Victim (Deceased):

  • Taja Whiteside (Female, 30)

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-643-5100 or submit an anonymous tip via the Chattanooga PD Mobile App. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available.