Young Black Woman Found Dead (at Home) on Her Birthday

23 year old found dead at home

*When the family of Aisha Bearden didn’t hear from her over a couple of days, they decided to go looking for her. After reaching her home they didn’t expect what they found. The young Chattanooga, Tenn. woman, who would have turned 23 on the 4th of July — was found dead.

According to Chattanooga police, Bearden’s family members called 911 after they found her body in her apartment. They told officers they went looking for her after they hadn’t heard from her in a couple of days.

Bearden’s cousin, Coco, sounds understandably overwhelmed. 

“My whole family out here,” she told the media as she and her family joined a large crowd of people who had gathered in front of Aisha’s apartment to support each other.

“On the Fourth of July we’ve got to celebrate a death instead of her birthday. It ain’t right, that ain’t right. I can’t say nothing else.”

Though Bearden appeared to be the only one at home when her body was discovered, police say an inspection of the deceased woman’s body does show trauma.

Because of this, homicide is now being considered.

Bearden is described by her family members as a sweet young woman who loved to dance and make people happy.

Chattanooga Police asks that anyone with information regarding this incident please call 423-698-2525.


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