Body found in Fort Payne creek identified

Northeast Alabama
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FORT PAYNE, Ala. – Police have identified the body found last week in a small creek as a man from Jacksonville, Ala.

Police said Tuesday morning that the body was James Thomas Phillips, 25.

Someone reported the man’s body in a small creek off Prestwood Avenue on March 21.

The body was sent off for an autopsy to determine identification and a possible cause of death.

Police said preliminary results from that autopsy showed no violent trauma that could have led to Phillips’ death.

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