GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — A man has been arrested after a woman was “found dead in a ditch” on Monday.
Coroner Cody Nugent said his officer was dispatched around 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 16 to J.W. Darnell Road in Guntersville after a deceased woman had been found in a ditch.
The coroner said the woman, identified as Faleisha Thompson, 42, of Athens, was pronounced dead on the scene.
According to investigators with the Guntersville Police Department (GPD), a man was arrested not long after her body was discovered. Colt Carroll, 33, was taken into police custody Monday morning. It is believed that it was a domestic incident.
Nugent said the case is being investigated as a homicide by GPD and the Alabama Department of Forensic Science. He said the police department will continue to release more information.
The coroner said the Marshall County EMA also assisted on the scene.