Arrest made in Florence motel murder investigation

FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) - Florence Police arrested a Bessemer man in connection with the murder of a woman found dead in a motel room.

Officers found the body of Lula Addison inside the City Lodge Motel in July. Shortly after the murder, investigators named Eugene Lee Jones as a person of interest in the case.

Jones was arrested on Monday and charged with Addison's murder.

Authorities believe Jones killed Addison during the early morning hours of July 26th and left her under the bed in a motel room.

Investigators located Jones in Jefferson County and transported him back to Florence. The FBI assisted in this case by reviewing evidence with Florence Police.

"The evidence in this case is very compelling and the police department feels like we are handing the District Attorney's office a very solid case that ultimately will lead to the conviction of Eugene Lee Jones," said Florence Police Chief Ron Tyler.

Jones is currently being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center under a $100,000 bond.

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