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Police identify Decatur murder victim

Police closed Highway 31 near Mitchell Pines Trail after a body was discovered in the road. Police closed Highway 31 near Mitchell Pines Trail after a body was discovered in the road.
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

Decatur police said a man whose body was found in the middle of a road had been shot.

Officers were called to a burglary on Mitchell Pines Trail around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

A woman who called 911 told officers two masked men had entered their home. The woman said after her boyfriend ran out of the house, she heard gunshots.

The responding officers found 21-year-old James Patrick Travers II's body in the road. They said it appeared he had been shot once.

The woman told police she saw the two men running south down Highway 31.

Police have made no arrests.

Decatur police are asking anyone who was in the area at the time to call (256) 341-INFO (4636).

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