While investigating a car crash, Alabama State Troopers found something away from the crash site they were not expecting: a dead body. The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate, as the body had no connection to the vehicle crash. In fact, investigators believe the body has been there for some time, possibly months. Deputies believe they have an ID on the person, but have not yet released a name as they are still attempting to notify the family.
Foul play is not suspected at this time. Sheriff’s deputies believe the person may have been homeless and camping in the area when they died. According to Fox 10 News, several items were found near the body to suggest they had been staying at the spot, including food, a bicycle, and a jacket. The body was found in the woods near the intersection of Moffett Road and Glenwood Road.
Local residents were stunned by the revelation that a body had been in the neighborhood for months without anyone knowing. Several stated that they had been in the area and never noticed it. It just goes to show how much is occurring right under our noses that we never know about.