From The Trussville Tribune
BLOUNT COUNTY — The sheriff’s department for Blount County launched an investigation into a man found dead on the side of a road on Monday, according to WBRC.
The man has been identified as David “Bird” Dorning, and was in his early 50s, reported WBRC.
Law enforcement said the man was found near the 1900 block off Skyball Road.
“We have witnesses that said that they saw him walking down the road after 7 a.m.,” said Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon.
It is unknown what happened to Dorning after that.
WBRC reported that home surveillance cameras are being consulted in the hopes that details can be stitched together.
Dorning’s body was taken to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences so that a cause of death can be determined, according to WBRC.