Person searching for missing relative finds body alongside Jefferson County road

A person searching for their missing relative made agruesome discovery alongside a western Jefferson County road, just before 2:00 a.m.Saturday morning.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says deputiesresponded to the 2200 block of Shady Grove Road, which is near Maytown, to areport of a deceased person found. Once police arrived, they found a40-year-old male victim with obvious trauma.

The victim's vehicle was found on Woodruff Mill Road, burned,on Thursday, January 3rd, about five miles away from where his bodywas found. The identity of the victim and cause of death are not beingreleased, pending a coroner's report.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating this case as a homicide.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at254-7777.