BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — An investigation is underway after a body was found Saturday in west Jefferson County.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a wooded area off of Lock 17 Road near Griffis Road around 11:48 p.m. to the report of a body found by people in the area.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office later identified the body as 36-year-old Robert Leon Doss. Doss’ death is being investigated as a homicide.

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