Investigation continues for a Clanton man found dead in his vehicle (updated)

Published 9:56 am Monday, January 7, 2013

Authorities are continuing an investigation of a 20-year-old Clanton man found dead in his vehicle at the Jemison Interstate Exit 219 Park-and-Ride Sunday night.

Jemison Police Chief Shane Fulmer said Jemison police and Jemison fire and rescue responded to a call shortly after 9 p.m. of two males in a small pickup truck near the interstate exit.

Randall Lee Wells was found dead inside the car accompanied by a 40-year-old man from Maplesville who was found incoherent inside the vehicle and taken to Shelby Baptist Medical Center.

“It is my understanding Wells’ father had been looking for him all day Sunday and was able to track him down and locate his whereabouts by tracking his cell phone,” Fulmer said. “The father found him dead inside the vehicle.”

Fulmer said the body was sent to forensics for an autopsy and there were no obvious signs of foul play.

Fulmer said the last time the two men were seen was around noon on Sunday.

“We are working this case as a death investigation and trying to figure everything out as we get more information,” Fulmer said. “We will see what we end up with and go from there.”

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