Headless torso found in creek

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, November 11, 2014

MAGNOLIA SPRINGS, Ala. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials in south Alabama say a headless torso has been recovered near Magnolia Springs after authorities found a severed arm and hand over the weekend.

Baldwin County Sheriff Huey Mack said Monday that the torso was dumped south of Magnolia Springs with no visible clothing.

Mack says the body was partially submerged in water beneath the Weeks Creek Bridge, miles east of where parts of a human arm and hand were found on Sunday.

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Mack has said the only identifying detail of the remains that have been recovered so far is a ring that was on the severed hand investigators recovered. Mack says a local resident taking a walk saw the torso in the creek and called authorities.

Mack says investigators will work into the night on this case.