Human remains found in Shelby Co.

Published: Nov. 7, 2022 at 6:52 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 9, 2022 at 8:52 AM CST
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SHELBY CO., Ala. (WBRC) - On Saturday, Nov. 5, friends and family of a missing person found human remains in a wooded area in the Pea Ridge community.

According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, those family members and friends were searching the area near the intersection of County Road 10 and County Road 260 around 8:15 a.m. when they found the partial human remains and contacted the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office responded along with the Shelby County Coroner’s Office and confirmed the remains were human. The remains were taken by the Shelby County Coroner’s Office for forensic testing and identification by the Alabama Department of Forensic Science.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a full and thorough investigation. Additionally, Investigators are working with the family who located the remains and other law enforcement agencies to determine if this is related to a missing person case.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to contact Investigator Ken Prady at 205-670-6122, or call the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at 205-670-6000. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777, or on their website at

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