The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides


Meco Siler

Date: 1/6/2011

Gender: female

Age: 29

Race: black

Time: 2 p.m.

Suspect(s): Brandon Eugene Russell, 30

Status: suspect arrested

What happened:

A housekeeper found the body of Meco Siler, 29, in her room at a 20th Street hotel, stabbed 36 times. A witness told police she was stabbed while attempting to sell cocaine to two men. On Jan. 9, police arrest Brandon Eugene Russell, 29, on a felony murder charge in her death. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 20 years.

Read more:

First homicide of the year claims 29-year-old mother
Slaying case sent to grand jury
Chattanooga lawyer seeks evidence in Meco Siler murder case
Chattanooga man pleads guilty in 2011 murder
Man who stabbed mother of three to death gets 20 years

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