Authorities identify man found fatally shot on the road in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Officials are investigating after a man was found dead on the road Wednesday morning.

Deputies responded to a call of a body found by a driver at the intersection of Rustic Trail and Francis Amelia Drive around 1:00 a.m. When they arrived, officials say they found Ralph Parham, 28, of Madison County dead with gunshot wounds.

Sheriff Kevin Turner said, “We want the public to know this was an isolated incident and our investigators are working diligently to bring a speedy closure to the case.  We extend our sympathies to Mr. Parham’s family and want them to know we will not rest until the case is solved.”

This is an ongoing investigation.

If anyone has information related to the case, they can call the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at (256)722-7181.  You can also submit crime tips to



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