Body found in creek in Lanett

Published 5:09 pm Friday, February 22, 2019

A body was pulled from Moore’s Creek in Lanett Friday afternoon.

According to Captain Richard Casner with the Lanett Police Department, a concerned citizen called police after they saw a body in the water near the Alfred Lyons Bridge on Magnolia Road.

The Lanett Police Department responded at 1:54 p.m. and confirmed that a body was found. Authorities were unable to determine the gender or race of the body. Rescuers used the ladder from the Lanett Fire Department to pull the body from the water.

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“We can confirm it was a body,” Casner said.

“We were able to get it out of the water, and it is being sent to Montgomery for further examination.”

Casner said it was unclear how long the body had been in the water.

“The body has been in the water for quite a while,” he said.

East Alabama Swift Water Rescue, Lanett Fire Department, State Bureau of Investigation and the Valley Police Department also responded to the scene.