On Friday September 14, 2018, members of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Scottsboro Police Department and Madison County Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Unit executed search warrants at a residence and two campers located on County Road 86 in Woodville, Alabama. During this search, which was being conducted as part of an investigation into a missing person, Investigators located human remains buried in a hole in a wooded area near the search location. This investigation had been ongoing for most of this past week and foul play was suspected early into the investigation. The body was that of a white male, which has not yet been positively identified. The body will be sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for autopsy.
Several suspects have been identified and charges are anticipated in the near future.
Significant assistance was also provided during this investigation by the agencies listed above (Madison County Sheriff's Office and Scottsboro Police Department) and the Jackson County District Attorney's Office, the New Hope Police Department, the Madison Police Department, the Huntsville Police Department, the Scottsboro/Jackson County Rescue Squad, the Jackson County Coroner’s Office, Highlands Ambulance Service and Elite Detection Dogs.
For those wishing to attend, Sheriff Chuck Phillips will hold a news/press conference on Monday September 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM.