Brundidge PD continues to investigate after body found in private pond

Brundidge PD continues to investigate after body found in private pond

BRUNDIDGE, AL (WSFA) - The Brundidge Police Department is looking for answers after a body was found in a private pond off of County Road 3310 Saturday.

According to Chief Moses Davenport, the person who owns the pond discovered the body Saturday morning and called 911. Brundidge police officers and the coroner responded to the scene.

"The landowner's son and his son came out to fish," Davenport said. "He came out and saw the body. He sent his kid back and told him it was an alligator so he wouldn't be traumatized."

Brundidge PD has not received exam results from the Alabama Department of Forensic yet about the race or age of the body, but Davenport confirmed Saturday that it was male. Police believe it had been in the pond for seven to ten days.

Brundidge PD and Alabama State Troopers have located a truck belonging to a missing man in the community. They believe the body could be the missing man.

The truck was located by a state helicopter in a wooded area. Davenport said the truck officials located matched the description given to him by the missing man's wife. The wooded area where the truck was located  was just feet away from the same pond where the body was found, but from a different point of entry

Davenport said his department was made aware that the man was missing by the man's wife. She was informed that the truck was found Sunday afternoon. Investigators searched the surrounding area, in hopes of finding  an explanation for what happened to the driver of the truck.

"We don't know yet if our missing person is the same man whose body we found," Davenport said. "We are waiting to hear back from forensics."

Davenport is also not releasing the identity of the missing man yet. He said he expects to have results for the body on Monday.

The people who own the land where the body was found have no comment at this time.

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