UPDATE 8/14/23 4:31 p.m.: The human remains found off of Lee Road 170 have been identified as a Columbus woman.

According to the Lee County Coroner’s Office, the remains belong to 28-year-old Myshonique Maddox who went missing from Columbus in late July.

Photo provided by Columbus Police Department

There is no word on Maddox’s cause of death at this time. WRBL will keep you updated.

SALEM, Ala. (WRBL) – Folks walking hunting land early Sunday morning came across a grisly discovery, advanced decomposed human remains.

Sheriff Jay Jones confirms human remains have been found in a wooded area off of Lee Road 170 in the Salem area. The remains are being sent to the Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery for examination. At this point investigators can’t confirm if the remains are male or female. They are working on trying to identify the remains, and then figure out how they died. 

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 334-749-5651 or Central Alabama Crime Stoppers at 334-215-STOP (7867).You can remain anonymous.