Body found in refrigerator ID'd, man charged

GROVE HILL, Ala. (AP) - Clarke County authorities have identified a body found stuffed in a refrigerator as 30-year-old T.C. Reed III of McIntosh.

A suspect has been arrested on a murder charge in the death. Reed was reported missing several weeks ago.

His body was found Wednesday. A deputy investigating Reed's disappearance found the body in a fridge behind a home on Mount Zion Road, about five miles northwest of Grove Hill. The coroner identified Reed based on his dental records.

Sheriff's investigators arrested 25-year-old Keith Welch of Grove Hill. He was in jail Thursday pending charges in Reed's death and did not immediately have a lawyer. The cause of Reed's death remained under investigation.

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