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CHILTON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

Chilton County Sheriff Kevin Davis says a teenager has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a relative.

Davis says family members called 9-1-1 Monday morning to report an unconscious person at a home in the 400 block of CR 356. He says 69-year-old Anna Reta Fells was pronounced dead at the scene. She was found in the backyard, suffering from stab wounds.

Davis says that a 15-year-old relative, who reportedly lived at the home with Fells, was spotted close to the home. After a short foot chase, deputies took the teen into custody. Authorities haven't commented on how Fells and the teen are related.

"We don't deal with homicides on a daily basis and it shocks our community when it does happen," Davis said. "There are a lot of questions to be answered as to reasons and why and what could have taken place, and what led up to this. Our investigators will determine this over the course of the next couple hours and days."

The suspect was initially taken to the Chilton County Jail but has since been transported to the Shelby County Youth Detention Center. He will appear before a Chilton County judge within the next 72 hours.

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