Agencies investigating dead bodies found in Elberta


ELBERTA, Alabama — Baldwin County law enforcement agencies are investigating a pair of dead bodies found early Friday morning near Elberta.

Lt. Andre Reid with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, commander of the Baldwin County Major Crimes Unit, told reporters during a press conference at the Elberta Police Department that the bodies of two men were discovered by a newspaper delivery driver at around 5 a.m. Friday morning lying in the roadway on County Road 95 near Fitzpatrick Road, located near the Elberta and Orange Beach Police Department’s jurisdictional line.

According to a release issued Friday by the Major Crimes Unit, the agency was called into investigate after the delivery driver called the Elberta Police Department. Patrol units responded and determined that both were deceased.

According to social media posts from the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, the Baldwin County Major Crimes Unit, Elberta Police and the County Coroner’s Office are conducting the investigation.

Just after 7 a.m. Friday, the Sheriff’s Department posted that BCSO deputies were working an incident in the area of County Road 95 and Fitz Patrick Road in Elberta.

Just after 8 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office posted that the Baldwin County Major Crimes Unit was “working an incident involving two individuals who have been found deceased.”

“This investigation is in the early stages, but we have determined that this is a homicide,” according to the release issued by Reid. “We are actively working to identify the victims and follow leads. This incident is isolated and there are no known threats in the area.”

Investigators are currently working the area as an active crime scene, Reid said.

“We are asking the public to avoid the area as much as possible. Traffic is obviously a big concern for our investigators. We don’t want anyone getting hit.

“This is what the Major Crimes Unit does. We come in and saturate an area looking for witnesses and collecting whatever evidence we can to assist local law enforcement. We will likely have investigators working the area well into the night.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 251-972-8589 or the Sheriff’s Office at 251-937-0202.