Body of owner of Lannie’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant found in pond

Published 5:59 pm Friday, July 29, 2022

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The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department found the body of Lannie’s Bar-B-Q restaurant number 2 on Friday morning.

According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, the DCSO and Fire and Rescue Squad found the body of Earl B. Travis in a pond near Valley Grande.

“He had gone fishing and the boat had overturned,” Jackson said. “From preliminary reports, it looks like an accident.”

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Jackson said that Travis’ body is being sent to Alabama Department of Forensics where an autopsy will be performed.

Travis opened Lannie’s Bar-B-Q in 1992., where it became popular and eventually won the title of Best Barbecue Restaurant in Alabama in 2016.

The story will be updated when more news becomes available.