On Thursday May 05, 2022, The Chilton County Sheriff's Office responded to a wooded area east of Alabama Hwy 145 to investigate a suspicious incident. During that investigation, Investigators located what appeared to be a hand dug grave containing a body. Investigators worked throughout Thursday night and into Friday processing the scene and recovering the body. Since that time the body has been transported by the Coroner's Office to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for examination and autopsy. On May 10, 2022 an autopsy was completed. The manner of death has been determined to be Homicide.
Investigators are asking for the public's help in order to identify the victim. The condition of the victim prohibits visual identification, however, based on forensic examination, the victim is believed to be a white male, late 20's to early 30's, 5'8" to 5'9" in height, average build with dark hair. The victim did have at least one tattoo, which was on the inside on the right forearm. The tattoo is blue with black outline and is possibly of a tropical fish. Anyone having any information about this investigation or the possible identity of the victim is asked to contact Sgt Jennifer Bland at (205) 755-4698 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also provide information anonymously using the Crime Tip function on the Sheriff's Office website at chiltoncountyso.org or the Chilton County Sheriff's Office App.
Sheriff John Shearon