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Missing Man from Snow Hill Road Area Located


Hamilton County, TN - Yesterday afternoon, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and local emergency services personnel were notified by the family of seventy-three year old James “Frank” Franklin Gray that he was missing in the vicinity of the 10200 block of Snow Hill Road.

Local law enforcement, EMS, and 1st Responders immediately began to search the area for Mr. Gray. Search efforts lasted late into the night and resumed early this morning.

Late this afternoon, emergency personnel found the body of Mr. Gray deceased.

Mr. Gray’s body was located in a wooded area near his home with what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Mr. Gray’s body has been transferred to the Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the exact cause and manner of death.

The investigation into the death is ongoing and there will be no additional information released at this time.

No on-scene interviews will be given.

Numerous agencies responded to the call to locate Mr. Gray including:

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office

Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services

Highway 58 VFD

Hamilton County STARS

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Rescue

Dallas Bay VFD

Mowbray VFD

Sale Creek VFD

Walden’s Ridge Emergency Services

Hamilton County Marine Rescue

Tri-State Mutual Aid Chiefs

No further details are available at this time.

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