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MAGNOLIA SPRINGS, Ala. (AP) - Sheriff's officials in south Alabama say a headless torso has been recovered near Magnolia Springs after authorities found a severed arm and hand over the weekend.
Baldwin County Sheriff Huey Mack said Monday that the torso was dumped south of Magnolia Springs with no visible clothing.
Mack says the body was partially submerged in water beneath the Weeks Creek Bridge, miles east of where parts of a human arm and hand were found on Sunday.
Mack has said the only identifying detail of the remains that have been recovered so far is a ring that was on the severed hand investigators recovered. Mack says a local resident taking a walk saw the torso in the creek and called authorities.
Mack says investigators will work into the night on this case.
originally posted by: jaynkeel
There is always a certain creepyness factor with cases like this. And for some strange reason I find it interesting, I guess too much crime tv.
originally posted by: Vasa Croe
I am also guessing that they are assuming the body is not someone from the area as that town only has a population of 723 people.....likely someone in a small town like that would have been reported missing....small towns where everyone knows everyone!
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Mack has confirmed the human remains found in Magnolia Springs were those of 87-year-old Kenneth Bryan Hood. He also said authorities are still searching for Hood’s wife and stepson. Public records indicate his wife’s name is Carolyn Joyce Hood. According to online records William Alvin Minton lives at the same address. Neighbors say Minton is Hood’s stepson. Minton is a registered sex offender.
Sheriff’s office responds to Foley home regarding Magnolia Springs remains