Death investigation underway in Tallapoosa County

Death investigation underway in Tallapoosa County
A death investigation has been opened in Tallapoosa County after a man’s body was found in a wooded area over the weekend. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)

TALLAPOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - A death investigation has been opened in Tallapoosa County after a man’s body was found in a wooded area over the weekend.

According to Sheriff Jimmy Abbett, the body has been positively identified as that of Martin Thomas Sweat, 33.

Sweat’s body was found in a wooded area behind a home in Newsite around 4:15 p.m. Sunday.

The man’s cause of death is under investigation. An autopsy will be performed by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.

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