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Human Remains Found in Valley Head Area

FORT PAYNE, Ala. – Earlier today, human remains were found in a wooded area in the Valley Head area.  The remains were located in a thick wooded area on the forest floor by Huntsville Search Dog Unit.

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JSU Center for Applied Forensics responded to assist and then transported the remains to the Huntsville Forensic Lab for identification purposes.


DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: “We would like to thank Huntsville Search Dog Unit, Fischer Rescue Squad, Valley Head Fire Department, Local Assisting Fire Departments, DeKalb EMA, District Attorney’s Office, Valley Head Police Department, Coroner’s Office, JSU Center for Applied Forensics and ALL volunteers who devoted time to search.”

“At this time, information is limited, and guidelines must be followed to assure accurate conclusions.  Once other information is provided to our office, we will release further information.

“God Bless!” Concluded Sheriff Welden.

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