Burned body found in vehicle in Covington County identified

Published: Jun. 20, 2018 at 3:11 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 20, 2018 at 9:38 PM CDT
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Scene of the investigation (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Scene of the investigation (Source: WSFA 12 News)

COVINGTON CO., AL (WSFA) - The identity of a burned body discovered by deputies Wednesday in Covington County was released as part of an ongoing homicide investigation.

Covington County Sheriff Dennis Meeks confirmed the body was identified as 49-year-old Bruce Wayne Nelson of Andalusia.

According to the 22nd Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force, around 3:45 a.m. deputies were called to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Brooklyn Road. When deputies arrived, they found a burned vehicle that was still smoking at a residence.

When deputies went to check the vehicle, they found Nelson's burned body beside it.

This is an ongoing investigation by the Covington County Sheriff's Office, Alabama State Fire Marshal, and the Covington County DA's Office. We are working to get additional details and will continue to update this story.

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