Body of a missing Nauvoo man found


The search for a missing Nauvoo man ended Friday when his body was located off the side of a road in the Prospect community near Nauvoo.

Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood said the body of Tony Duncan was found  in a thick growth of weeds about four feet off Old Jagger Road.

"Since Mr. Duncan's disappearance, members of his family have been working real hard trying to locate him," Underwood said. "A family member found Mr. Duncan's body earlier Friday morning while searching the sides of the roadway on Old Jagger Road."

Shortly after Duncan was reported missing by his family on Monday, April 30, local authorities located Duncan's pickup truck near the intersection of No. 2 Hill Road and Alabama Highway 5 in Nauvoo.

The truck had been burned, and  investigators began to suspect foul play might be involved in Duncan's disappearance. 

"We do have some persons of interest in this case who emerged during our initial investigation into Mr. Duncan's disappearance," Underwood said. "We're hoping to make an arrest in the case sometime next week."

Underwood said Duncan's body has been sent to the Alabama Department of Forensics Sciences for an autopsy to try to determine the cause of death.

"It's a terrible thing any time a family member goes missing and you don't have answers. It's tough on everyone," Underwood said. "We're just glad Mr. Duncan's family now has some closure in this matter, and, hopefully, justice will be made available to them shortly."