UPDATE: Unidentified Body Located in Grave Behind Mt. Olive Home

Publish Date: October 26, 2022
Written by: David Agee
Categories: News

The body that was exhumed on Friday October 21, 2022, has been identified as 32-year-old Zachary Coates.  This death is now being investigated as a homicide.  Jefferson County Sheriff’s Investigators have made an arrest in connection with this case.  39-year-old Christal Elaine Skelton has been charged with Abuse of A Corpse and is being held in the Jefferson County jail on a $300,000.00 bond.  This investigation is still active, and more arrest and charges are possible.

If anyone has information about this crime, they are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 205-325-1450 or crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.


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