Autopsies completed in Guntersville double homicide

Investigators are still looking into last Friday's double homicide at a home on Mulberry Street in Guntersville but have released new information.

Posted: Jul 16, 2018 6:24 PM

On Monday, Guntersville Police said it could take days or even weeks to learn how exactly Marie Martin and her seven-year-old great grandson Colton Lee died. 

Investigators are still looking into last Friday's double homicide at a home on Mulberry Street in Guntersville but have released new information.

"The autopsies have been finished at the Forensics Department in Huntsville," Police Chief Jim Peterson said. "Those bodies are about to be released to the family and they will be brought back here to Guntersville to a funeral home of the choice of the family."

Right now, Peterson cannot say what exactly happened.

"I professionally cannot speak to the manner of the death until I have a letter from the doctor at the Department of Forensic Science," Peterson said.

Peterson told WAAY31 the letter could come in the next few days. Right across the street from the two victims, another woman was found dead in her house. A man was also found dead in a ditch in the same neighborhood, last Friday. Police are continuing to investigate if the deaths are connected. 

"Nothing is off the table until we have the autopsy results on all four individuals and I'm going to stick with that answer until I know definitively what happened to the other two individuals," Peterson said. 

Michael Chambers was previous being held as a person of interest in the case. Peterson gave an update on his status.

"I can tell you that Michael Chambers has reverted to his status of outstanding warrants with the Guntersville Police Department and with the Marshall County Sheriff's Department."

Peterson refused to say if Chambers is still a person of interest in the case. 

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