Police investigating death near county line

Published 1:10 pm Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Chief Deputy Mike Lambert confirmed this morning that a subject had been found in a wooded area, and that the ECSO, conservation officers with Alabama Game and Fire, fire departments and ambulance are on scene.

“We’re conducting an investigation to a subject that’s been shot in a wooded area,” Lambert said. “Apparently, this person was on a hunting club. We are still in the early stages of the investigation.”

The identity of the person shot will not be released until family members have been notified, Lambert said.

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Lambert said the person’s body will be transferred to the Alabama Department of Forensics and Science for an autopsy.

Lambert said they aren’t calling the fatality a homicide, but treat all deaths under suspicious or unknown manners as a homicide until all facts are uncovered.