Update: On January 28, 2016, the Hamilton County Grand Jury indicted 52-year old Christopher Jeffre Johnson on one count of First Degree Murder in this case.
Melissa "Missy" Ward was reported missing on November 2, 2004.
The 33-year old Chattanooga woman had last been seen a few days before.
Witnesses say they saw her around 7pm on October 29, 2004, at the Bi-Lo on 23rd Street.
She was wearing a blue dress and no shoes, and got into a late model red Ford pickup with a white camper top. The driver of the truck was described as a white male, in his mid 50s, with salt & pepper hair.
On December 05, 2004 the decomposed body of Missy Ward was found on Cash Canyon Road in Hamilton County.
Missy left behind two young sons.
Original Investigating Agency: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office
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