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7-8-17 Homicide & Suspects Arrested - 1500 block Tunnel Blvd.


  • Upon arrival CPD officers found a lifeless baby presented to them by a good samaritan.
  • Hamilton County EMS responded and pronounced the baby deceased on scene.
  • CPD Homicide investigators determined the baby's father to be a suspect
  • Through investigation, officers determined the victim succumbed after being left in an unattended vehicle for an extended period on a day where temperatures were above 80 degrees.
  • It was determined by CPD Special Victims investigators and State Child Protective Services two other children in the suspect's care were in need of medical attention
  • Those children were transported to a hospital by Hamilton County EMS
  • CPS will take custody of those children once they are medically cleared
  • Homicide investigators have charged Suspect #1 with Homicide.
  • SVU investigators charged Suspect #1 and Suspect #2 with other charges relative to the investigation.
  • Official cause of death will be determined by the Hamilton County Medical Examiner's office through autopsy
  • Suspect #1 & #2 were transported to the Hamilton County Jail

Suspect & Charges:


Travis McCullough (male, 30)

Criminal Homicide

Aggravated Child Neglect x 3


Jessica Tollett (female, 24)

Aggravated Child Abuse/Neglect x 3



Juvenile (female, 11 months)

Chattanooga Police Department
3410 Amnicola Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37406 (map)

Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM

Emergencies: 911

To report a crime or request assistance: (423) 698-2525

General Information:
(423) 643-5000

Crime Prevention and Community Outreach:
(423) 643-5090

Crime Stoppers Hotline:
(423) 698-3333

Drug Tip Hotline:
(423) 493-BUST (2878)

Homicide Tip Line: 
(423) 643-5100



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