JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) is investigating after they say a body was found in the river off County Road 67, near the Marshall County line.
Sheriff Rocky Harnen said JCSO received a call around 1 p.m. from a fisherman who stated a body, wrapped in black plastic, washed up in the river near a boat launch on County Road 67 near the Jackson/Marshall County line. He said the body was found washed up near a nearby causeway.
Harnen said the sheriff’s office believes foul play was involved in the person’s death.
“Obviously at this point, we haven’t called it homicide but it’s certainly suspicious due to the circumstances and the way it was found,” the Sheriff said. “It’s certainly foul play and we are considering it foul play, just to be honest with you.”
JCSO is being assisted by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, Guntersville Rescue Squad, Alabama Game and Fish and the Alabama Marine Patrol.