published Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Body found at East Ridge home

A man was found dead under the deck of an East Ridge residence on Monday, according to a news release.

East Ridge Police responded to 5313 Weaver St. after the resident reported finding the body.

The deceased was identified as Jerry Matthews, 65, of 5306 Weaver St. Matthews was reported missing Sunday morning by a family member who had stopped by his residence to check on him, the release states. Matthews was last seen on Saturday night around 8 p.m. by neighbors at his residence.

The investigation into the death is ongoing but is not considered to be suspicious in nature, the release says.

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