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Skeletal remains found in west Jefferson County identified as 55-year-old man

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

ADAMSVILLE — The skeletal remains that were found on Tuesday have been identified by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office. The remains were found off of Minor Parkway in Adamsville by a utility crew from Birmingham Water Works.

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Edward Lee Abbott. Photo from the City of Adamsville Facebook page.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the remains as Edward Lee Abbott, a 55-year-old white male from Adamsville. Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates said that he was identified from orthopedic hardware. He also said that the cause of death is still pending.

At around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, employees from Birmingham Water Works discovered the remains off of Minor Parkway and called the Adamsville Police Department.

According to the City of Adamsville, Abbott was reported missing “on or about” Oct. 15 in 2017.

“The cause of Mr. Abbott’s death remains under investigation at this time,” the city government said in a statement on its Facebook page. “From all of us at the City of Adamsville, we send our condolences to Eddie’s family and friends.”

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