At approximately 10:45 AM on Friday, October 21, 2022, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 3000 block of Raceway Parkway in Mount Olive to perform a welfare check on a male whose family had not heard from him in several months. Deputies were unable to get an answer at the door but did locate what appeared to be a freshly dug grave on the property. A specially trained cadaver dog was dispatched to the scene and did indicate the presence of human remains.
After obtaining search warrants, the grave was opened and what appeared to be a body has been exhumed.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Detectives are currently conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death, while the Coroner’s Office is working to identify the remains and determine the cause and manner of death. If you have any further information, please contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-325-1450, option 2 or you may call Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.