3:30 p.m. Update (Monday)
On November 22, 2014 at approximately 10:33 a.m., the Dade County Sheriff’s Office received a Missing Person Call from William Martin Nix regarding his father-in-law Freddie Leon Wooten of 194 Craig Road, Lookout Mountain, GA. A deputy was dispatched to 194 Craig Road and was met by Mr. Nix the complainant. Mr. Nix stated that the 73 year old male was last seen driving a green 2002 Ford Windstar Minivan and Mr. Wooten left Craig Road at 8:00 p.m. Friday night to pick up his daughter at 99 McCallie Lane in the Fairyland Community but never arrived.
As of late Sunday afternoon, Mr. Wooten’s van was found in the 100 Block of Brow Road in Chattooga County submerged in a swimming pool. The GBI was contacted to assist in the investigation. Mr. Wooten’s body was recovered from the van and taken to the crime lab
for further investigation. No foul play is expected.
The Dade County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the following: Sheriff Mark Schrader of Chattooga County and his deputies, Sheriff Steve Wilson of Walker County and his deputies, Lookout Mountain Police and Fire Departments, GBI, Georgia State Patrol and GSP Dive Team, all Dade, Chattooga, and Walker County Fire Departments, Citizens of West Brow and Lookout Mountain Communities who helped in the search and prepared food for the family. Special thanks to the Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Civil Air Patrol.