MOULTON, Ala. (WHNT) - A death investigation is underway in Lawrence County tonight. A Trinity woman was found shot to death early Monday morning. Investigators say they will take their time if necessary to make certain they get all the facts in the case.
Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell tells us 50 year old Angela Kay Jones, of Trinity, apparently died Sunday night of a single gun shot wound. Her body was discovered the next morning. Sheriff Mitchell says the gun believed to have killed her was discovered nearby. It's been sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science for ballistics testing.
Sheriff Mitchell says they are also awaiting autopsy results, but he says that is not hampering their investigation.
"We are going to work it as if it were a homicide, and the evidence at some point should point us, or it will point us in the right direction on it," Sheriff Mitchell told WHNT News 19. He added, "That's the reason we need our forensics evidence and everything back in the totality to determine exactly what happened. We'll take our time, whatever time that it takes to get to that point to that we are certain we're getting it right."
Sheriff Mitchell says they have that debt not only to the victim but also to both sides of the family. He says there have been no arrests and wouldn't be until they can determine exactly what happened to cause the death of Mrs. Jones.
Sheriff Mitchell says if their investigation determines the death was in fact a homicide, he will make a statement to that effect.