Police trying to identify body found alongside Helton Drive

Traffic was reduced to one lane Thursday after a body was discovered on Helton Dr.

Traffic was reduced to one lane Thursday after a body was discovered on Helton Dr.

FLORENCE–Police investigators are trying to determine the identity of a body found alongside Helton Drive Thursday morning.

According to authorities, Alabama Department of Transportation officials, who were cutting grass found the remains around 9:30 am Thursday in the area of Helton Dr between Florence Blvd and Huntsville Rd.

Officers responded and confirmed in fact, that was the case Florence Police Detectives were on the scene for several hours conducting a death investigation.

According to police, the human remains are believed to have been at this location for an extended period of time.

Authorities further stated the remains were severely decomposed.

The remains have been taken to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy and to help identify the person.

Authorities were unable to immediately determine the gender of the deceased.

If anyone has any information on this case, please call the Florence Police Department at 256-768-2728.

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