The Hendersonville Police Department is continuing to investigate the death of 29 years of age Linda Ashley Mason. The following is a summary of the investigation to this point:
May 18, 2015, 8:14 pm – Officers of the Hendersonville Police Department responded to a complaint at 129 Cherry Hills Drive in which the caller stated that she observed a “naked” lady walking toward her carrying a boat paddle. She said that she closed the door and called police. The caller went on to say that she was possibly intoxicated. Officers checked the area for the possibly intoxicated and naked lady and determined that she was no longer in the public. This female was later determined to be Linda Ashley Mason. Police discovered that Ms. Mason was not nude, but partially dressed. It also appears that Ms. Mason walked in the direction of the caller’s condo by mistake and was redirected toward her (Ms. Mason’s) condo.
May 19, 2015 3:24 pm – The Hendersonville Police Department was notified by Sumner County Emergency Medical Services that they were responding to 129 Cherry Hills Drive in regards to a female who was unresponsive. This female was later determined to be Linda Ashley Mason.
According to Skyline Hospital, Linda Ashley Mason suffered from a subdural hematoma and they performed surgery to attempt to eliminate the pressure to her brain.
May 19, 2015 Detectives of the Hendersonville Police Department realizing the seriousness of the diagnosis, begun the investigation. Numerous witnesses have been interviewed, searches have been conducted and potential evidence has been submitted to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
May 21, 2015 at approximately 4:50 pm, Detectives of the Hendersonville Police Department were notified that Linda Ashley Mason had been determined to be “brain dead” and an autopsy would be performed in the future.
The autopsy determined that the cause of death was a subdural hematoma and the manner of death is pending. There was no obvious signs of what caused the bleeding on the brain and the final autopsy report is pending the results of the toxicology, evidence examination and the completion of the interviews of the investigators.
The Hendersonville Police Department extends our sincere sympathy to the family of Linda Ashley Mason and assures that we will diligently continue to investigate this matter until the conclusion.
Anyone with information regarding this or other crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400. Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.