JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. — The Bessemer Police Department, skeletal remains of a human were found on Wednesday afternoon inside a car that was located in a gully not far from Lock 17 Road. According to the police, a contractor who was installing utility poles was the one who stumbled upon the automobile at the bottom of the gully. According to the police, the investigation into the missing person case that was opened with the Bessemer Police Department in September 2022 led them to discover a connection between the vehicle and the missing individual.
The vehicle is suspected to have been involved in a collision with a single other vehicle, according to the police, before it off the route and collided with a tree at the bottom of the ravine for reasons that are unknown. According to the police, the identify of the deceased person and the manner in which they died are both requiring additional investigation. The circumstances surrounding both the accident and the case of the missing person are being looked into by the police department.
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Jesse Burk, 31, of Pine Bluff, whose body has finally been identified, died of a homicide, according to the cause of death. A body was discovered in a remote location south of Pine Bluff along Old Warren Road and Gibbins Road, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is now looking into the matter. An unnamed person’s body was discovered on November 1 at 3:33 p.m., and deputies were called to the scene.
When the owner of the property went out to visit their unimproved area, they found the dead nearby on their property. “No direct source of identification was available when investigators arrived. There is therefore very little information available at this time, but the detectives are actively investigating the scene in an effort to gather evidence “Major Gary McClain, the operations commander for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
A further forensic investigation into the identification, cause, and manner of death will be conducted on the body at the Arkansas State Crime Lab, the doctor noted. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at (870) 541-5496 or the 24-hour dispatch center at (870) 541-5300 is requesting that anyone with knowledge about the victim’s potential identification or the circumstances of their death contact them.
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