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Morgan County Sheriff's Office investigating after woman's body discovered near Hartselle

Morgan County Sheriff's deputies investigate after a body was discovered in the area of Jenkins Court near Highway 36, west of Hartselle on December 27, 2020. (Courtesy: Morgan County Sheriff's Office)
Morgan County Sheriff's deputies investigate after a body was discovered in the area of Jenkins Court near Highway 36, west of Hartselle on December 27, 2020. (Courtesy: Morgan County Sheriff's Office)

Deputies were on scene by 9:51 a.m. Sunday morning.

Posted: Dec 27, 2020 11:18 AM
Updated: Dec 28, 2020 11:52 AM

Dec. 28 update: Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn said the female found Sunday is Bobbie Jolynn Garrison, 43, from the Lacey's Spring area.
He said it's still a death investigation and the body will be sent to the Department of Forensics for a full autopsy.

From earlier:

UPDATE 12:15 p.m.:

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office said a hunter found a woman's body at 9:41 a.m. on Sunday on Jenkins Court, near Highway 36 in unincorporated Hartselle.

The woman has been identified and family is being notified. That identity hasn't been released publicly.

The body was sent to forensics, which will determine the official cause of death.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office is investigating after they said a body was reportedly discovered.

In a statement shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday morning, they cautioned residents to avoid the area of Jenkins Court/Highway 36 area, west of Hartselle.

Officials said the report came in at 9:41 a.m. and deputies were on scene within 10 minutes.

Deputies were on scene looking into the report.

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