Missing Jemison man found dead Sunday

Published 2:45 pm Monday, September 12, 2011

A 48-year-old Jemison man was found dead Sunday just off the side of Highway 155.

Stephen Elrod was last seen Sept. 4 and was reported missing to Jemison Police on Sept. 6 by relatives who had dropped him off at a residence in the area and then became concerned when he didn’t return.

After several days of searching, Elrod was found less than 5 miles from his residence.

An autopsy is scheduled for 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jemison Police Chief Shane Fulmer said.

“We’re looking at it as a death investigation,” Fulmer said and added that there were no obvious signs of foul play. “There were no signs of trauma or of a struggle.”