BODY FOUND NEXT TO MATTRESS IN OPEN BIRMINGHAM FIELD

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – An investigation is underway after Birmingham police say a body was found next to a mattress in a field.

Birmingham police Lt. Sean Edwards tells news outlets that officers responded to the scene Tuesday evening.

When they arrived, officers say they found the victim lying on the ground in an open field beside the mattress. Officials say the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, had been shot in the arm.

Authorities have not released the sex, race or identity of the victim. Edwards says a clear motive has not been established.

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