GADSDEN, AL (WAFF) -
Gadsden Police responded to Forrest River Apartments at 515 George Wallace Drive on Monday at around 8:34 a.m. to conduct a welfare check on Vanessa Christine Lee, 41.
Lee lived in the apartment with her boyfriend, Leon Marbury III, 53.
Upon arrival, police found evidence that a crime had been committed at the apartment. Marbury was located nearby, within the hour, and transported to the Criminal Investigation Division at Police Headquarters where he was questioned by detectives.
Marbury was later arrested and taken to the Etowah County Jail, charged with first degree hindering prosecution.
At 7:09 p.m., detectives, led by Crimes Against Persons Sergeant Mark Henderson, found Vanessa Lee's body just off the roadway, near the intersection of Fain Street and Davis Street in East Gadsden.
The investigation is ongoing.
Marbury remains jailed with additional charges pending.