Remains identified as missing mother and child


CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga police have identified the victims found near a church on Greenwood Road on Missionary Ridge  a couple of weeks ago.

The remains were of 40 year old Tamara Church and her eight year old child.

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They were found on July 9th in some woods near the entrance to Greenwood Cemetery.

The mother and child were reported missing back in May.

Investigators have also identified a suspect in their deaths.

He is 54 year old Gabriel Boykins.

They have taken out warrants against him for Criminal Homicide and Abuse of a Corpse.

If you have any information on the case, please call the homicide tip line at 423-643-5100 or submit a tip via the CPD Mobile App. You can remain anonymous.