Homicide investigation underway into body found in Rock Mountain Lakes home

ROCK MOUNTAIN LAKES, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: The Sheriff’s Office says they are investigating this as a homicide, and a suspect is in custody. Matt will have more details on the CBS 42 News at 5.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation after a man returned from a trip to discover a dead body in his Rock Mountain Lakes home, according to a release from the department.

Deputies responded to the home in the 2000 block of Rock Mountain Lake Drive around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, when a caller said he had been out of town for several days and had come back to find someone he believed to be asleep in his bed.

Deputies arrived to check the home and found a deceased white female in his bedroom who they have yet to identify. The body was reportedly in the location for several days, and the caller stated he did not know the victim.

Cuase of death is pending until the completion of the medical examiner’s report. WIAT will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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