Officials investigating after body found inside of burned pickup truck in Alabama

LOWER PEACH TREE, Ala. — Officials are investigating after a burned body was reportedly found inside a burned pickup truck in Lower Peach Tree, Alabama.

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Clarke County Sheriff DeWayne Smith told WKRG that officers were assisting the Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office with a homicide investigation. A body was reportedly found inside a burnt pickup truck on Jan. 5.

The truck belonged to Richard Stephen Gilpin, 31. The remains found inside were badly burned and a forensic identification is still pending, but officials believe they have found Gilpin, according to The Associated Press.

Gilpin was reported missing earlier that day by relatives, according to the AP. He did not return home from work and his family grew concerned.

According to the AP, it is unclear where or how the person died or if there was a crime involved.