Body Found in Talladega County Identified

Friday, March 11, 2016



The Talladega County Coroner has identified the body of the man located in a pickup truck in an area that is known locally as the "old box mill". The man has been identified as Paul Erwin Franke of Sylacauga. The identification was made by a state issued identification card that was found inside clothing worn by Franke, as well as personal belongings recovered from the immediate area. At this time, cause of death has not been determined by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences lab. The lab is continuing efforts to determine cause of death and confirm identification via DNA analysis.


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