Double Springs man wanted for uncle's murder

WALKER COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A Winston County man is wanted in connection with the murder Tuesday of his uncle in Walker County.

Walker County Sheriff John Mark Tirey said Michael Lynn Sherer of Double Springs is wanted for capital murder in the death of Sherer's uncle, Thomas Lynn Smith, 56. Smith was found dead Tuesday afternoon after deputies received an emergency call to Edgil Road.

Sheriff Tirey said he believed robbery or theft is the motive.

Investigators believe Sherer left the scene in Smith's vehicle, a maroon 1989 Ford Econoline van with a Winston County license plate.

Anyone with information about Sherer's whereabouts is asked to call the Walker County Sheriff's Office at (205) 384-7218 or the Winston County Sheriff's Office at (205) 489-2115.

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