Body found in car overnight

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Jefferson County sheriff's detectives say a body found in a car overnight was the victim of a homicide.

On Wednesday night, a passerby spotted a green Chevy Suburban hanging over a steep embankment near the 3100 block of Erwin Dairy Road. Investigators say the SUV was barely being kept in place by a tree root. Once firefighters were able to secure the vehicle, they found a body in the backseat.

Detectives say the body has multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim's name has not yet been released, but investigators say he was 27-years-old and from Birmingham.