The body of a man who was found last week in Demopolis has been identified as a local man who went missing in late August.

As previously reported by the Tuscaloosa Thread, the body was found floating in the water under a railroad trestle on September 6.

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Chief Rex Flowers with the Demopolis Police Department confirmed to the Tuscaloosa Thread Thursday afternoon that the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences positively identified the victim as 48-year-old Thomas Taylor, who was reported as missing after walking from his home on August 28.

Flowers said the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences is in the process of conducting an autopsy to determine Taylor's cause of death.

Stay connected with the Tuscaloosa Thread for updates on this story as the investigation continues.

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