UPDATE: Rainsville death investigation now a homicide

Officials say a suspect is in custody.

Posted: Aug 7, 2021 6:47 PM
Updated: Aug 8, 2021 6:12 PM

UPDATE: The death investigation in Rainsville is now a homicide. 

It happened Friday night. Officers say a body was left near a business in the area. 

The victim was identified as Rickey Don Wilks. His body is being sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science for an autopsy.

A suspect is in custody, but has not been revealed at this time. 

This case is still under investigation and more information will be released at a later time.


A death investigation is underway in Rainsville. 

No details on the incident are available at this time, but an official with Rainsville Police says a suspect is in custody. 

We expect to learn more on the investigation in the next few days. 

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