Authorities discover body in shallow grave in Walker County

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WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Walker County Sheriff’s Office was working an investigation of a missing person when they received a tip of a possible location. 

According to Sheriff Jim Underwood, yesterday afternoon the department discovered a body in a shallow grave covered by bushes near Tutwiler Road in south Walker County.

Authorities suspect there is foul play, however no cause of death has been determined. The body has been sent to forensics, according to Walker County Coroner Joey Vick.

At this time, the sheriff’s office is not releasing information of the missing person. 

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