Murder Victim is Identified

Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies say they’ve identified a man whose body was found alongside a road in Campbellton Tuesday.

Investigators say the victim is 18-year-old Andrea Sawyer. He is originally from Montgomery, Alabama but has been living in the Dothan area for the past five months.

A motorist found Sawyer’s body lying face down in a ditch off Bowden Road at Campbellton.

John Dennis is Jackson County’s Chief Deputy and says lawmen are comparing notes with other agencies. “We are trying to determine what he did the night before, who he was with. The Ozark Police Department, Dothan Police, the Houston County, Alabama Sheriff’s office are all working with us.”

Deputies say they believe Sawyer died from a gunshot wound to the head. They don’t know yet if he was shot at the scene where his body was found. Or if he was shot somewhere else and the body then dumped.