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1 person being questioned in Ft. Payne homicide

One person is being questioned in a Ft. Payne homicide. Forensics and the coroner just arrived on the scene. (Source: WAFF) One person is being questioned in a Ft. Payne homicide. Forensics and the coroner just arrived on the scene. (Source: WAFF)
Ft. Payne Police are investigating a homicide at Hardaman Trailer Park. (Source: WAFF) Ft. Payne Police are investigating a homicide at Hardaman Trailer Park. (Source: WAFF)
FT. PAYNE, AL (WAFF) - The Ft. Payne coroner and JSU forensics responded to the scene of a homicide in Ft. Payne. 

The call came in at approximately 8:30 a.m. Saturday about an assault that happened Friday night at Hardaman Trailer Park in the 2200 block of South Gault Avenue. 

Officers made contact with a person they thought was the victim, but when they walked into another mobile home, they found the victim laying on the couch. 

Officials have one person in custody for questioning and charges are pending through the District Attorney's office. 

The cause of death and manner of the incident have not been determined at this time. The body of the victim has been taken to the Huntsville Department of Forensic Science for the determination of the cause of death. 

Neighbors said the victim kept to himself but said the man police have in custody is known for his violent behavior.

Neighbors said that they are surprised, but they said the man has been drunk and disorderly in the past but hasn't caused problems.

The name of the victim and the suspect are not being released at this time. 

Officials are expecting more information to be released Sunday as the investigation continues. 

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