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Body found in Talladega identified as missing Shelby County teenager

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A heartbreaking end to a missing persons case. Investigators confirmed Thursday a body found in Talladega County is 19 year old Cameron McGlothan. His death is now being investigated as a homicide.

19 year old Cameron McGlothan was last seen by his mom more than a week ago at the family's home at the Highland Lakes neighborhood. Investigators believe he left home by choice - and that a friend came to pick him up. What happened from there is still a mystery.

The missing person's case in Shelby County was quickly connected with a body found on a road in Sycamore - in Talladega County. And this afternoon, the Talladega Sheriff confirmed the remains were Cameron's.    

Investigators have not yet said how he died - only that this case is a homicide. 

The news was something no one would ever want to hear about their loved one. And in the midst of still trying to figure out what happened to Cameron, friends took to social media to talk with each other. They created this page on Facebook and throughout the day, Friends filled the wall with pictures and memories. 

Cameron's cousin, Kiera Hood wrote, "It saddens me everyday to know that such a young, light hearted, talented, young man and my family is no longer here on Earth due to another senseless act." 

Raunzie Raybans wrote, "This is a trying time for our family but by the love of God, we will get through this. Cam may be gone but will never be forgotten." 

and Malakai Malone wrote, " It's hard knowing ur gone. We didn't talk a lot but knowing you left like u did hurts me so much." 

 The Talladega Sheriff's Office is conducting the homicide investigation with the assistance of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.  Anyone with information on the case is encouraged to call the Talladega Sheriff's Office - they can be reached at 256-761-2141. 

 

 

The body found in Talladega County Tuesday has been identified as 19-year-old Cameron Gardner McGlothan, the Shelby County teenager missing since March 5, the Talladega County Coroner has confirmed.

The cause of death has not been released.

Investigators with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office were alerted by deputies in Talladega County that they had discovered a deceased male along the side of a county road on Wednesday.

A memorial page has recently been created on Facebook in McGlothan's honor.

Release from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office:

Sheriff's deputies were notified that Cameron Gardner McGlothan, 19 years of age, had been missing since Tuesday March 5.  Today, March 14, 2013 Shelby County Sheriff's Office received official confirmation that the body discovered along the side of a Talladega County road on March 12 was the body of Cameron McGlothan.

The discovery and identification of Cameron's body will move the investigation from a missing person case into the investigation of Cameron's homicide.  Talladega County Sheriff's Office will be conducting the homicide investigation with assistance from Shelby County Sheriff's Office investigators.

Sheriff Chris Curry would like to express his condolences to the family and friends of Cameron McGlothan.  "The investigation into the whereabouts of this young man has ended in an outcome that no one was hoping for.  Any loss of life is tragic, but the loss of a life of a young person is especially difficult."

Anyone with information about Cameron Gardner McGlothan's death is urged to contact Capt. Bill Kennedy or Sgt. Josh Tubbs of the Talladega County Sheriff's Investigation Division at (256) 761-2141 or (256) 245-5121.

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