The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides


Tatiana Emerson

Date: 08/26/14

Gender: Female

Age: 3

Race: Black

Time: Unknown

Suspect(s): Rhasean Lowry, 34

Status: Suspect arrested

What happened:

Tatiana Emerson, 3, is sexually assaulted and severely beaten before she dies on Aug. 27, according to the medical examiner. Her mother's boyfriend, Rhasean Lowry, 34, is charged in her death. He initially tells police she fell down a set of stairs, but investigators say her injuries clearly point to homicide.

Read more:

Young lives cut short: Cases shine light on severe child abuse in Hamilton County
Tears for Tatiana: Family struggles with loss of 3-year-old to violence
Hamilton County Medical Examiner autopsy report: Dead girl, 3, sexually assaulted, beaten
Grand jury indicts man in death of 3-year-old
Mom arrested in child abuse case after 3-year-old raped and killed
Memo says DA used snitch to glean info from suspect in rape, death of 3-year-old
Tatiana and Dakota: Deaths of two local toddlers reflect statewide problem

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