Walker County conducting death investigation after body found

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EMPIRE, Ala. (WIAT) – The Walker County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation in the Empire area.

Deputy Coroner Frankie Posten has confirmed that a body was found in a wooded area.

The victim’s name has not been released — but family of the victim told CBS42 that they had formed a search party to locate the missing person this afternoon.

The body has been sent for an autopsy, and WIAT will bring you more details as they emerge.

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