Man sees shoes sticking out of dirt pile, finds decomposing body

(Patrick Thomas |

A trucking worker found a decomposing body underneath a bridge in Birmingham on Wednesday afternoon, ABC 33/40's Partrick Thomas confirmed.

The trucking worker, who keeps dirt for his business under Carraway Boulevard, stumbled upon the body during a routine check on the dirt levels. After noticing a pair of shoes sticking out, he approached and smelled a "horrific scent," which led to the discovery.

Birmingham Police Sergeant Johnny Williams is calling the death "unclassified" until the Jefferson County Coroner releases its report.


Nothing further is available as law enforcement await a coroner's report.

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