Madison Precinct detectives are investigating the murder of Melissa Hamilton, 50, inside her workplace at Crossroads Counseling Associates, 521 Gallatin Pike South, where she was the assistant director, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department.
Hamilton was a resident of Smyrna, Metro police said.
She was assistant director of Crossroads, according to the company’s website.
Hamilton facilitated a group counseling session Tuesday night at Crossroads which concluded at 7:30 p.m, police said. It was not uncommon for her to conduct individual counseling following the group session.
Hamilton’s husband contacted police at 6 a.m. after he awoke and found that his wife had not returned home, police said. Responding officers found Hamilton’s body a short time later inside the business with obvious signs of trauma.
Hamilton’s vehicle, a Ford Focus, was found parked near the front door of the business.
Anyone with information about Hamilton’s murder is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.