The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides


Ashley Cates

Date: 6/4/2017

Gender: Female

Age: 30

Race: White

Time: 8:53 p.m.

Suspect(s): Tyrone Murphy

Status: Arrested

What happened:

Ashley Cates, 30, is found on the floor of her apartment, deceased from multiple stab wounds. Blood in the hallway and on the door of a neighboring apartment led to the arrest of Tyrone Murphy, 57, who was found sitting on his bed with freshly stitched lacerations on his right hand. A trash bag of the victim's personal belongings as well as bloody towels were found in the apartment building's laundry room.

Read more:

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