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Police say Tennessee River death is homicide

April 4th, 2013 3:34 pm by Staff Report

Police say Tennessee River death is homicide

CHATTANOOGA — Chattanooga police say the discovery of a woman's body in the Tennessee River has become a homicide investigation.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press ( ) reported that authorities said on Wednesday the medical examiner's office found 57-year-old Deborah Underhill's body bore what were termed "suspicious wounds." Police did not elaborate.

Underhill's body was discovered around 6 p.m. Friday. She was last seen alive on Thursday when she checked into a psychiatric services agency. A friend reported her missing about 12 hours later.

Police said Underhill was known to frequent downtown Chattanooga, particularly the public library.


Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press,

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