APD investigating homicide

Published 1:48 pm Monday, March 30, 2020

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The Atmore Police Department is seeking information in regard to a death investigation at a residence on Jones Street.

“On Thursday, March 26, 2020, at approximately 10:22 p.m., the Atmore Police Department received a call of a burglary in progress of a residence at 71 Jones Street, Atmore,” Chief Chuck Brooks said in a release. “Officers were immediately dispatched to the address.”

Brooks said when officers arrived, they surrounded the residence.

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“Officers then observed where the residence had been forcefully entered,” he said. “Officers entered the home and began doing a room by room search for any violators. Officers then discovered in one of the bedrooms, a badly decomposing body believed to be a female. The name of the female is not being released until positive identification is confirmed by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.”

Brooks said the APD investigating this case as a homicide, and encourages anyone with information concerning the case to contact the department at 251-368-9141.