Body Found in Western Etowah County

An early morning fire in Western Etowah County leaves one person dead. According to a press release from the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, the Egypt Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call at 1:04 AM of a woods fire on Pine Hill Trail in Western Etowah County. When they got to the scene, they found a vehicle that was fully engulfed in flames. The fire department extinguished the flames and found burned human remains inside. Officials say the body was sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences to obtain identification and a cause of death. Investigators are treating this as a suspicious death.

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