Skeletal remains found in Salem, now ruled a homicide investigation

SALEM, Ala. – The investigation that lead to the discovery of the skeletal remains off Lee Road 241 in the Salem community is now being considered a criminal homicide investigation.

The remains are to believed to be an adult male, including a skull, jaw bone, ribs, and other bone fragments were submitted to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science’s Medical Examiner’s Office in Montgomery for examination.

The evidence from the investigation indicates that the victim suffered a gunshot wound and the medical examiner has formally ruled the manner of death as a homicide. The identity is still unknown at this time and investigators are still working on this case.

The victim is possibly a black or bi-racial male, approximately, 5’10” – 6′ tall and approximately 24-40 years of age.Human Remains found

The case is being investigated jointly by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the Lee County Coroner’s Office and the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.

If you have any information about this case please call 334-749-5651.

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