From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — A body found in Bayview Lake Friday has been identified as a Trussville man. According to officials, the death is being investigated as a homicide.
Law enforcement said that on April 12 at approximately 9:48 p.m. fisherman found a body in Bayview Lake in west Jefferson County. Deputies were alerted to a body floating in the water and responded. An investigation was performed, and the body was transported to the coroner’s office to determine the cause of death.
According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, the man was identified as Billy Walker Powell, 46, of Trussville. The identification was made through fingerprints.
This is a developing story; more information will be provided as it becomes available.