published Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Body found under Workman Road bridge

The body of an unidentified black male was found under a bridge at 760 Workman Road on Saturday evening.

A local resident citizen came across the body and called Chattanooga Police at 5:23 p.m. The person who reported the find is not believed to be a suspect or in any way involved with the body found, Chattanooga police said.

“At this point we are unable to tell exactly what happened to him and what his mechanics of injury are, whether he was actually attacked or fell from the bridge," said Capt. David Woosley, with the Chattanooga Police Department. "We are waiting for the medical examiner to take a look before we make a discernable ruling.”

Woosley said police could not confirm whether the dead man was Stephen Bell, a local resident who was reported missing Thursday.

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