Rainsville Police confirm Friday night homicide, suspect in custody

Northeast Alabama

RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Rainsville Police say they have determined the death reported earlier today was a homicide.

Authorities say they received information about a body left near a business in Rainsville, which was later identified as Rickey Don Wilks.

Wilks’ body was removed by the coroner and sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science for an autopsy.

Rainsville Police Department confirmed a suspect is in custody, but the case remains under investigation.

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