Body identified as Shelby County teen
by Shane Dunaway
The Alabama Department of Forensic Science confirmed Thursday the identity of a deceased black male found by Talladega County road crews Tuesday.

Talladega County Coroner Shaddix Murphy received notification around 1 p.m. Thursday the body was Cameron Gardner McGlothan, a 19-year-old Shelby County teen reported missing March 7.

McGlothan, a Birmingham native, had been missing since March 5, according to a release from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.

A statement from the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office indicates the cause and manner of death has been ruled a homicide and is currently under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office and the Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

Talladega also will receive assistance from Shelby County Sheriff’s Office investigators as both offices work to resolve the cross-county homicide.

“Investigators are working continuously following leads in this case,” Talladega County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jimmy Kilgore said. “Further information will be released should an arrest be made in this case.”

Shelby County Sheriff Chris Curry expressed his condolences to McGlothan’s family and friends in a release Thursday.

“The investigation into the whereabouts of this young man has ended in an outcome that no one was hoping for,” Curry said. “Any loss of life is tragic, but the loss of a life of a young person is especially difficult.”

Both county sheriffs’ offices urge anyone with information regarding McGlothan’s death to come forward.

Individuals who have information regarding McGlothan’s death should contact Capt. Billy Kennedy or Sgt. Josh Tubbs of the Talladega County Sheriff’s Investigative Division at 256-761-2141 or 256-245-5121.

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