UPDATE: One person has been charged with Criminal Homicide in connection to a death investigation on Hale Road in Hixson.

Tyler Cole Smith, 34, is charged with killing his grandmother Brenda Fay Ricketts, 76, on Wednesday. 

Smith is being housed at the Hamilton County Jail on a $200,000 bond.

He's due in court next month. 


PREVIOUS STORY: Hamilton County Sheriff's detectives and deputies are investigating a death in Hixson on Wednesday.

It's happening in the 7900 block of Hale Road.

HCSO Chief Deputy Austin Garrett says the suspicious death appears to be a homicide.

Garrett says one person has been detained.

No names have been released at this time.

Channel 3 has a crew that is working to learn more.

Stay with the WRCB app for updates to this developing story.