Georgia psychologist found stabbed to death inside office

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A psychologist who worked as a counselor in Ringgold was found stabbed to death in his office earlier this week, according to police.

The body of Glenn Fraser, 54, was discovered by one of his clients who showed up for a scheduled appointment about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Catoosa County News reported.

Credit: Catoosa County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Catoosa County Sheriff's Office

Catoosa County Sheriff’s deputies soon arrived at the office on Hidden Trace Drive and found Fraser mortally wounded, the newspaper reported.

“Fraser’s clients were waiting for a scheduled meeting to begin when one of them opened a door to the counselor’s office to use a restroom and made the discovery,” Sheriff Gary Sisk said, according to the newspaper. “We believe Fraser was alive early Tuesday morning but appears to have been absent from later scheduled meetings.”

The office is a walk-up residential-style dwelling located just off U.S. 41 and sits less than a mile from Interstate 75 to the west. A single-family home sits right next door, and the sheriff’s office is located just up the road.

The Ringgold Police Department has joined the investigation.

Officials have not revealed the type of weapon that was used to commit the crime or whether other evidence had been collected at the scene.

No suspects have been named, but authorities indicated they are aware of a family that stopped by Fraser’s office between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in a red or burgundy-colored minivan that hasn’t been seen since, the News reported.

Sisk said the occupants of the vehicle included a white man in his 50s, a white woman in her 20s and an adolescent child, according to the newspaper.

Fraser worked as a licensed professional counselor for years before becoming a psychologist, according to a friend who contacted The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Anyone with information about patients who may have missed an appointment with Fraser on Tuesday are asked to call Detective Chris Lyons at 706-935-2424, ext. 2525.