Body found on Minor Community School walking track

Update 5/25: The coroner’s office has released the identity of the man found as Ashley Neal Mitchell, 42, of Birmingham. old man. His identity and cause of death have not been released at this time.—An investigation is ongoing after a body was found on the walking track of a Jefferson County school on Monday.Dr. Minor Community School principal Mark Nixon said a body was discovered on the school’s walking track during the dismissal on Monday. Nixon said some students were taking the route to walk home and were immediately directed to another route when an escorted teacher noticed the body. Nixon said the students were a “good distance” from the body and he’s not sure they realized what was there. students,” Nixon said. “If your child usually walks home from school, or seems upset tonight, please talk to them.” The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said there was no evidence at the scene to suggest foul play. Authorities are currently investigating the case.

Update 5/25: The coroner’s office has released the identity of the man found as Ashley Neal Mitchell, 42, of Birmingham.

UPDATE: Tuesday, May 24: The Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office reported the person found to be a 42-year-old man. His identity and cause of death have not been released at this time.

An investigation is ongoing after a body was found Monday on the walking track of a Jefferson County school.

Minor Community School principal Dr Mark Nixon said a body was discovered on the school’s walking track during the dismissal on Monday. Nixon said some students were taking the route to walk home and were immediately directed to another route when an escorted teacher noticed the body.

Nixon said the students were a “good distance” from the body and it’s not sure they realized what was there.

“As principal, I thought it was important to be transparent with you. My primary concern is the welfare of our students,” Nixon said. “If your child usually walks home from school or seems upset tonight, please talk to them.”

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said there was no evidence at the scene to suggest foul play.

Authorities are now investigating the matter.

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