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TALLASSEE, AL (WSFA) -
Rage and pain collided in Tallassee as a mother talked about
the circumstances surrounding her son's death.
Tallassee police say the body found two weeks ago was that of
43-year old Charlie Simmons. A nearby resident found the remains
in a wooded area behind a home on Wall Street. The county coroner
estimated Simmons' body had been at this location for at least 5 days.
Gennelle Simmons visited the site for the first time. Ms. Simmons
did so to try to figure out what happened to Charlie, and why. After a few
minutes looking it over Ms. Simmons flew into a rage, certain her middle child
did not die a natural death.
"I don't care what anyone says, he was murdered! The reason
they won't let me see him is because somebody got his face!" said Simmons.
The autopsy showed no obvious wounds to the body, no gunshots, no
knife, nothing to indicate how Charlie Simmons died.
Tallassee police tell WSFA 12 News it will be another two
weeks before investigators know what killed Charlie Simmons, another two weeks
before toxicology results are back.
The test results will help homicide
investigators determine which direction to take in this case.
Gennelle Simmons says her son had a dispute with two people in the
days leading to his death but wasn't sure what the arguments were about.