Body discovered in ruins of burned-out car near Geraldine - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Body discovered in ruins of burned-out car near Geraldine

Posted: Updated:
A charred spot remains where firefighters found the care in flames. A charred spot remains where firefighters found the care in flames.
GERALDINE, AL (WAFF) -

Firefighters discovered a body inside a burning car near Geraldine in DeKalb County Tuesday morning.

The call came in before 11 a.m. on County Road 135; the body was discovered after firefighters put out the flames.

The victim's body has been sent to the state forensics lab for examination and identification.

DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said evidence found at the scene suggests foul play and they are investigating the case as a homicide.

"Etowah County has been contacted, Marshall County has been contacted, also Cherokee County. They're trying to follow up leads to see," said Harris.

Etowah County authorities said a missing person was reported over the weekend and other law enforcement agencies were notified Monday. They are unsure if the body found in the car is that person, but investigators are working closely with DeKalb County investigators.

Investigators are working to process the car for evidence after moving it to another location.

Copyright 2013 WAFF. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-533-4848

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations


FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.