Body found identified as North Shelby teen

By CHRISTINE BOATWRIGHT / Staff Writer

A body found in Talladega County was identified as North Shelby resident Cameron Gardner McGlothan March 14, said Talladega County Coroner Shaddix Murphy.

McGlothan, 19, of Highland Lakes had been missing since March 5. He was reported missing March 7, and was last seen by his mother at the family home at approximately 10 p.m. on March 5, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office previously stated.

On March 12, Talladega County authorities notified the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office that a deceased male had been discovered along the side of a county road, the release previously stated.

Cameron Gardner McGlothan

Cameron Gardner McGlothan

The Talledega Sheriff’s Office is conducting a homicide investigation, as authorities believe the crime occurred in Talladega County, said Shelby County Sheriff’s Sgt. Russell Bedsole.

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

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.