Partially-buried body identified, three charged with murder

Northeast Alabama

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says they have identified the partially-buried body as Mark Wayne Motley, Jr. Motley is from Crossville.

Investigators arrested three people in connection to the case. R. Dale Mckee, Dylan Smith, and Aprille Smith were taken into custody in Shelby County on Tuesday and have since been charged with murder. No bond has been set at this time.

The sheriff’s office received an anonymous tip about the body Monday afternoon. Investigators believe the crime was recent.

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