Remains found in Chattanooga could be missing woman

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP/WVLT) -- Medical examiners plan an autopsy on human remains found in Chattanooga.

The family of 48-year-old Dana Wilkes believes the remains found Sunday could be hers.

She was last seen near her home on Nov. 9. There were blood spatters in her Jeep Cherokee when it was found the next day near the Wilcox Tunnel.

When Wilkes didn't come to work at a dialysis clinic, her co-workers reported her missing. Chattanooga Police found the front door of her duplex unlocked. Her purse, containing her insulin, was inside the home.

Police believe the person did not die where the remains were found.

The Hamilton County Medical Examiner's Office is working to identify them.


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