Officials identify body pulled out of Alabama River last month

Published 7:28 am Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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The body pulled out of the Alabama River in Dallas County last month by the Selma-Dallas County Rescue Squad.

Selma Police Chief Kenta Fulford said the African-American man identified is Joseph Woods, 52, a Selma resident.  Fulford said there’s “no cause of death at this time.”

Fulford said a man was working near the river spotted the body floating in the water on May 24 and immediately called law enforcement. The body was recovered about a mile south of the Selma City Marina.

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The body was sent to forensics and they identified him as Woods. 

The Selma Police Department and Dallas County Sheriff Office both assisted with the rescue attempt.