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Sheriff's Office investigating death of Atmore teenager

By Staff
Special to The Standard
Investigators with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office continue to investigate the death of a 15-year-old Atmore boy.
On Aug. 26, around 3 a.m., deputies from the Escambia County Sheriff's Office and officers with the Atmore Police Department responded to a residence on Atmosphere Road after the Sheriff's Office received a call about a boy being found dead.
Officers found the boy hanging by a strap. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:18 a.m. Investigator Kenny Brazile was notified and responded to the scene to begin the investigation. Captain Chuck McMullen stated, "It is our policy to investigate every death as a homicide until the evidence proves otherwise."
A note was found near the boy, and it appears that it was written by the victim.
The Sheriff's Office requested that the Alabama Bureau of Investigation assist in the case and are working with ABI agents in further investigation efforts. The case will be presented to the Escambia County Grand Jury when the investigation is complete and investigators have received the final autopsy report from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.