Body Identified In Dekalb County

There may be a link between a missing persons report in Etowah County and a body found inside a burning car in DeKalb County. Police discovered the body in the vehicle Tuesday morning after a motorist saw smoke from the burning car on DeKalb County Road 135 near Geraldine. An autopsy identifies the victim as 38-year-old Gary Lee Willis of Boaz. The autopsy also shows he died from multiple gunshot wounds. This investigation is ongoing with DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and Alabama State Fire Marshal working with drug units from all three counties.


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