Burned Body Found in Car in DeKalb County

Posted on: 4:28 pm, December 17, 2013, by and , updated on: 04:29pm, December 17, 2013


DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a strange case involving a burned body found in a vehicle in Geraldine.

Around 11 a.m. Tuesday, the Geraldine Fire Department received a call about a car fire along County Road 135. They responded and found the car, and found a burned body inside the vehicle.

DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said it’s not clear yet if the person was a man or a woman.

The Sheriff’s Office contacted several surrounding counties to see if they had any missing persons report.  Etowah County does, and send a crew to the scene to gather evidence.

The body was sent to Huntsville for an autopsy.