Officials: No connection between 2 bodies found on I-65 Thursday

Published: Oct. 17, 2014 at 2:25 AM CDT|Updated: Nov. 16, 2014 at 3:25 AM CST
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MONTGOMERY CO., AL (WSFA) - Two bodies were found within a few miles of each other on Interstate 65 Thursday night, and authorities say the cases are unrelated.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office officials say deputies responded to the first scene around 10 p.m. Thursday on I-65 northbound between the Letohatchee and Hope Hull exits.

Investigators determined a woman had stepped out of a moving recreational vehicle. The woman has been identified as 49-year-old Tammy Williams.

Chief Deputy Derrick Cunningham said Williams was riding inside the RV with her parents, and she was on the couch. Her mother was in the restroom of the RV at the time. It's not clear why she stepped out while it was traveling at about 65 miles per hour on I-65.

"Mother and father in the RV. The victim got up and opened the door and stepped out of the vehicle and right now we don't know what happened. We have to wait on toxicology and autopsy reports before we make a conclusion," Cunningham said.

A few miles away on I-65 close to mile marker 158 in Lowndes County, someone found a body off the interstate around 10:30 p.m.

Lowndes County investigators confirmed they are working this as a homicide, but the sheriff is saying very little otherwise. Authorities haven't released any identification or details on who found the body.

Intertate traffic was backed up for about two hours while authorities from Montgomery and Lowndes counties investigated..

"You know I've been in this business quite sometime now and when they told me we had another incident in another county on the same interstate happening within 30 minutes of each other, that's unusual," Cunningham said.

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