Body found in Lowndes County on side of road

Published 7:08 pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017

By Fred Guarino | The Lowndes Signal

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and Alabama State Bureau of Investigation is conducting a death investigation of Shmeko Shontae Sturdivant, 36, of Selma, whose body was found off Benton Road (Lowndes County 40) in Lowndes County.

Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Jeremy Marvin said the body had been set on fire and dumped on the side of the road.

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He said the body was discovered about 4:30 p.m. Monday by a passerby who contacted the sheriff’s office.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is requesting information which could lead to the successful resolution of the cases.

Anyone with information should contact the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation at 334-242-1142 or the ALEA Central Communication Center at 334-270-1122. To remain anonymous, leave a tip on the SBI Crime Tip Line at 800-392-8011.

Corporal Jess Thornton of ALEA said the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance with the case.