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Identify of Albertville homicide victim released

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Coleman was believed to be house-sitting at the residence where his body was found. Coleman was believed to be house-sitting at the residence where his body was found.
ALBERTVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Authorities in Marshall County have identified the man found dead in a home just outside of Albertville on Thursday.

Police confirmed Friday Willie Harris Coleman Jr. was murdered, though they have not released an official cause of death.

22-year-old Coleman was from Tuskegee and had been staying in the area for the last couple of months, according to police.

Police believe Coleman had been staying at the residence for the last few weeks. His body was discovered by someone who went to check on him after not hearing from him all day. His body was taken to the Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy as police await a preliminary cause of death.

A man who identified himself as a relative of the owner said Thursday the man was keeping the home while his daughter was working in California.

Police said they are working with surrounding law enforcement agencies on this case. If anyone has any information, they are asked to contact the Albertville Police Department.

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