UPDATE: No foul play suspected after 3 bodies found in submerged SUV
UPDATE: March 24, 3:30 p.m.
The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit says they’ve found no evidence of foul play after three bodies were found in a submerged SUV in Holt this morning.
Capt. Jack Kennedy with VCU said the SUV appears to have been involved in a wreck where the vehicle encountered floodwaters or left the road and sank in the deeper drainage area.
The vehicle was found just off the road in a drainage area that had been flooded from heavy storms Tuesday afternoon and evening, and it was first discovered this morning around 8 a.m. after the waters receded.
All three victims’ families have been notified, Kennedy said, and all are being sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for autopsy.
The victims have not yet been identified publically. Kennedy said all three were adults who were not related.
UPDATE, March 24, 12:38 p.m.:
The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit says three bodies were recovered today from a vehicle found submerged in floodwaters in Holt this morning.
The vehicle was found just after 8 a.m. near Main Street Northeast and Short 19th Street Northeast, and took several hours to extricate from the water. Before the vehicle was pulled from the water, investigators observed one person dead inside.
After the vehicle was recovered and moved to a secure location, investigators found a total of three bodies in the vehicle.
Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit Capt. Marty Sellers said they’re investigating the cause of their deaths, and the victims have not yet been identified.
“There’s no indication right now that there’s anything criminal,” Sellers said. “We’re just investigating to see what’s happened.”
Original story below:
Tuscaloosa Police and the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit are investigating after a vehicle was found in receding floodwaters in Holt with a dead body inside.
The car was found near Main Street Northeast and Short 19th Street Northeast.
Vehicle recovery and an initial investigation will take some time before any additional information can be released, said VCU Capt. Jack Kennedy.