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Local News - Wal-Win Area

Quotes: When you're a crime reporter, you see the nub of what life's about, and you don't have much patience for the falsity of politics. Heather Brooke

Suspect in murder back in county jail

Johnny Lynn Cordell, 46, of Dora, was returned to the Walker County Jail on Thursday morning, where he is being held without bond, according to Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair. Cordell was extradited from Las Vegas, Nevada, where U.S. Marshals apprehended him in mid-July. Cordell was originally arrested in January after he allegedly shot Sherman Willis inside Willis' Jasper home. Willis died en route to the hospital following the shooting.

Read more: Daily Mountain Eagle - Suspect in murder back in county jail

ADEM holds meeting on mining near Black Warrior River

Investigators say foul play not suspected in death of Quinton man

Walker County Sheriff’s investigators spent Wednesday morning searching a wooded area off KD Byrd Station Road in Quinton for a man who had reportedly been missing since the first of August. Sgt. Ralph Williams, an investigator with the sheriff’s office, said human remains were located approximately a half mile from the roadway and had been tentatively identified as 30-year-old Richard Owen Chance of Quinton, who had reportedly been missing since Monday, Aug. 4. “A positive identity has not been determined, but we do have reason to believe the remains are those of Mr. Chance,” Williams said. “Based on the evidence collected at the scene, the interviews we’ve conducted and the fact Mr. Chance did not live far from where the remains were found, we submitted his dental records to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science for comparison.”

Read more: Daily Mountain Eagle - Investigators say foul play not suspected in death of Quinton man