Missing man's vehicle, human remains found

Source: MGN

CHOCTAW COUNTY, Ala. (WTOK) - A truck belonging to a missing Choctaw County man was found Saturday in Marion County, Ala.

Arthur Lawrence Ward, 69, of Pennington, Ala., was reported missing in October 2018. Ward's family said he had a condition that could impair his judgment and that he left home without his medication.

Choctaw County Sheriff Scott Lolley says Ward's burned vehicle was located in a remote, heavily wooded area in Hamilton, Ala. Human skeletal remains were inside.

The Alabama State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating, along with Lolley's office.

Cadaver dogs were brought in Sunday to do a thorough search in Marion County. The remains were turned over to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science for DNA comparison and identification.
Lolley said it's not known how long the process could take.

Lolley says the Alabama Forestry Commission removed the vehicle for a thorough inspection.