Dead body found dumped on Benevola Road

By BRIAN HAMILTON, Editor

It was just another Saturday for a passer-by on the Benevola Road until someone happened to notice what looked to be roadkill lying in the middle of Highway 2.

Unfortunately, this wasn’t a rodent lying lifeless in the highway; It was a human corpse.

The highway, better known as Benevola Road, runs from the southern part of Pickens County, called Bridgeville, near McCaa Bottom Road, and runs throughout the Benevola community, before turning into County Road 63 in south Gordo.

Diego Hernan, 34, was living in Carrollton and his vehicle, a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban, was found at the Northport Wal-Mart. The victim’s residence confirmed that he was living at Carriage Lane trailer park on the Ray Bass Rd.

Pickens County Sheriff David Abston said that the body was in plain view and dumped right in the middle of the road.

“We’re processing more than one crime scene,” Abston said. “It was County Road 2 and County Road 24, and they also call that the Benevola Road. It was at Benevola Road and Houston Windle.”


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