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Update: Homicide investigation underway in Huntsville

Police said one person was found dead on Evangel Circle.

Posted: Aug 18, 2019 9:44 AM
Updated: Aug 19, 2019 7:49 AM

UPDATE: Huntsville police said late Sunday the investigation has been upgraded from death to homicide.

From earlier:

Huntsvile Police confirmed a death investigation is underway.

Sources at the scene said a man was found dead on a property in the 4400 block of Evangel Circle around 7am Sunday.

Police described the victim as a white man. They do not know the man's age, but did say he was anywhere from his 30's to 50's. T

Business owners told WAAY 31 they weren't surprised that a dead body was found just down the street from them.

"Stuff like this happens sometime," a man who works nearby said.

The exact cause of death is unknown, but police say the victim did show signs of trauma.

"Lord bless his soul. I'm sorry somebody lost his life. I wish things could be a little better." 

Investigators left the area after being on scene for about 2 hours. Police said several people are being interviewed by investigators. 

The Madison County Coroner's office also responded. No other informatiom has been released about the victim.

This is a developing story, WAAY 31 will update it as we learn more.

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