Suspect arrested on abuse of corpse charge in Egg and Butter Road death

(WIAT) — The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect on an abuse of corpse charge in relation to a death on Egg and Butter Road in Columbiana, according to a release from the department.

Anthony Germany, 42, from Jemison was taken into custody on Dec. 1, according to the release. Melissa Ann Cleckler’s body was found on the road on Nov. 2.

RELATED: Shelby County Sheriff’s Office identifies remains found near road in Columbiana

The investigation is still ongoing, and the Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with any information to contact Crime Stoppers at (205) 254-7777 or the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office main office at (205) 669-4181, the secret witness line at (205) 669-9116, or Investigator Jessie Woodard directly at (205) 670-6283.

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