- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Chattanooga say they are getting close to solving a slaying on Halloween 11 years ago.

Sgt. Bill Phillips told WRCB-TV (https://bit.ly/1sRok1M ) the death of 23-year-old Dallas Nelson is “one of the ones on our priority list” and detectives need only a few more details to close the case.

Nelson didn’t return home from work on Oct. 31, 2003. Police found his car the next morning, abandoned and with bullet holes in the passenger side. Someone dragged his body to a nearby embankment.

Prosecutors are using former police detective Mike Mathis as the lead investigator in the office’s cold case unit. Mathis says a fresh set of eyes may help solve the killing.

Police can be reached in Hamilton County at (423) 209-7470 or by email at [email protected]

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Information from: WRCB-TV, https://www.wrcbtv.com/

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