Family of Man Found in Lawrence County Speaks

Family of Man Found in Lawrence County Speaks

Posted: Apr 19, 2018 5:49 PM
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 9:23 AM

The family of a Lawrence County man, whose body was found near a high school, tell WAAY 31 they are searching for answers.

23 year old Caleb Farrer was last seen in February and reported missing in March by his family.

Tuesday, a group of teens discovered Farrer's body in a wooded area off an access road near East Lawrence High School.
As this death investigation continues, WAAY 31's Breken Terry spoke with the Farrer family, who has a message for anyone who might have information.

Breken Terry: "I'm here outside of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office - where officials tell me they are looking into how Caleb died and how he got to that wooded ara. His family told me through their tears they just want answers to give them some form of peace."

Tabatha Carlile: "We knew something was wrong. We knew."

Tabatha Carlile tells us when days turned into weeks without a phone call from her step son Caleb Farrer, the family knew something wasn't right. Their worst fears confirmed Wednesday when officials identified Caleb Farrer as the man found off an access road in a wooded area behind East Lawrence High School's baseball fields.

Carlile: "We just didn't expect this, but I guess nobody does."

Carlile tells us Caleb was a good kid - loved by his little brother and family, and they believe someone put his body in that ditch.

Carlile: "There is no way he ended up there by hiself and we just want to know what happened. His dad needs to know, his aunt needs to know, we need to know."

The Lawrence County coroner tells us Farrer's body did not have any signs of trauma. And they believe he was in the wooded area for over a month. The Lawrence County Sheriff said this is a death inivestigation and they are not ruling anything out; including the possibility that someone put Farrer's body in the wooded area. Through the tears, Carlile is asking anyone with information to please give them the answers they desperately seek.

Carlile: "Imagine if that was someone in your family and you didn't know, because that's what we're going through right now."

Terry: "The coroner tells us it could take months to get other forensics back from Farrer's body including toxicology reports, because they state forensic's lab is back logged. Farrer's family has set up a donation site to help pay for his funeral expenses. In Lawerence County, Breken Terry, WAAY 31 news."

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