published Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

TBI hunting two charged in Marion County killing

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking for two people charged with first-degree murder in the death of a man who died after being found severely injured Saturday in Marion County, a news release states.

Warrants have been issued for Oscar Delgado, 33, and Christina McLendon, 31, both of Chattanooga.

On Saturday the victim, Jeffery Jonathon Mora, 32, originally from California, was found in an old building at 21550 Highway 41 in Marion County, according to the TBI. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call stating that a man was bleeding severely at that location.

Mora was taken to Erlanger hospital, where he later died. An investigation revealed Mora was slain, but the cause of death is not yet known.

Authorities said Delgado and McLendon may be in a green 2000 Kia Sportage with Tennessee license tag F1359R. Delgado is originally from El Salvador, and McLendon now has blonde hair, authorities said.

Anyone with information on the pair is urged to call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 1-423-942-2525 or the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463).

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