ASBI investigating death in Atmore Municipal Jail

Published 11:19 am Monday, November 14, 2022

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UPDATE: ASBI officials release identity of dead person

The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation in reference to an in-custody death in the Atmore Municipal Jail, according to officials.

Atmore Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said on Nov. 13, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) responded to the jail in reference to a death in the jail.

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According to ASBI officials, special agents identified Thomas M. Lord, 57, of Atmore, as the decedent. The ASBI was called Nov. 13 by the APD in reference to the death.

The body was released to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for further investigation.

Nothing further is available as the investigation is ongoing. Upon completion, the findings will be turned over to the Escambia County District Attorney’s Office, officials said.