Riders find body in wooded area in Alabama - and more Chattanooga region news

IDER, Ala. - Riders on horseback found a body Sunday afternoon in a wooded area near Ider, Ala., according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris said the body, found at about 4 p.m., may be that of a missing man but it has not been positively identified.

Investigators from the Dekalb County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene and started processing it for evidence. The body was sent to the Alabama Department of Forensics in Huntsville for examination.

Investigators from the Center for Applied Forensics helped process the scene and remove the body, Harris said.

"We had people working all night on this case," he said. "I hope we can get a positive ID soon and follow up on some leads developed so far."

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