ALEA has released the following statement:

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Crenshaw County District Attorney Charlotte Tesmer requested the ALEA State Bureau of Investigation respond to the 17000 block of Montgomery Highway in the Highland Home community, regarding a death investigation.

SBI Agents identified Julie A.Taylor, 48, of Highland Home, Alabama, deceased from unknown circumstances.  The body will be transported to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for a cause of death to be determined by a medical examiner.

The investigation into the death of Taylor is ongoing, and there is no belief that any threat exists to the public.  A copy of the completed death investigation will be provided to the Crenshaw County District Attorney’s Office.


HIGHLAND HOME, Ala. (WDHN) – A woman’s body was found Wednesday night in the parking lot of the Dollar General in Highland Home on Highway 331.

The Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency are currently investigating.

The name of the victim has not yet been released by authorities.

Details are limited at this point, but as soon as WDHN learns more in this case, we will keep you updated.