Cliftina Jones Charged In Death Of Orange Grove Center Client, Whose Body Was Found In Van

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A Chattanooga woman has been charged in the death of an Orange Grove Center client whose body was found April 18 at an Orange Grove residence.

Cliftina K. Jones, 60, was indicted by a Hamilton County Grand Jury on a charge of criminally negligent homicide.

Police said at the time there was no sign of trauma on the body of 60-year-old Carrie Lee Parkey.

Staff at Orange Grove Park Group Home around 3 p.

m. located the victim, who was unresponsive in one of the organization's vans.

The Orange Grove staff called 911 and rendered aid to the victim.

Chattanooga Police responded to the scene where Mr. Parkey was determined to be deceased.

Members of the Violent Crimes Bureau and Crime Scene Investigators were called to the scene to gather evidence.

Due to the suspicious nature of how the victim was found, an autopsy was performed by the Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s office to determine cause of death. 



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