Crime Stoppers: Homeless man stabbed, killer sought
In Crime Stoppers, this week, police need your help figuring out who killed a homeless man, just five days ago.
"Everyone I spoke to said he's a super nice guy, never caused any problems," said Chattanooga Police Detective Daryl Slaughter. "They can't understand why it would happen to him."
So far, he has little to go on in the stabbing death of Christopher Hedrick.
"We're not sure if this was a robbery that went bad," said the detective. "At this time, we are investigating all avenues of what could it possibly be."
What is known: Hedrick, a homeless man, was found on the Southside, just after midnight on August 16.
"He was actually found here in the parking lot of the Juvenile Court for Child Support," Slaughter gestured, "but, we believe he was stabbed in front of Habitat for Humanity."
Hedrick was 44-years old and had only been in town a few months.
"He would frequently walk, be seen walking up and down E. Main Street," continued Slaughter. "He would walk back, to and from the Community Kitchen and from The Mission where he spent many nights."
When he didn't sleep at the mission, the victim was known to sleep under a tree at Habitat.
"He doesn't have a lot of ties. He doesn't have many friends," Det. Slaughter said. "He's homeless and really no one that we can reach out to they can help us that knew him well enough to know why."
It is believed there are those who may have seen what happened. We have up to a thousand dollars reward for your good information.
"There was people in the area, at this time," added Slaughter. "So, we know there's people, right now, that have information about this homicide that could certainly help us if they would call in."
If you know anything about this crime, you can communicate with Crime Stoppers, anonymously. Your call goes to our call center and you will be issued a case number. We will never ask your name.
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