Update: Body found near Chelsea Park Drive identified

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the deceased body found near Chelsea Park Drive as 24-year-old Solomon O'Connor Flowers of Irondale. (Reporter Photo/Keith McCoy)

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the deceased body found near Chelsea Park Drive as 24-year-old Solomon O’Connor Flowers of Irondale. (Reporter Photo/Keith McCoy)

By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Staff Writer

CHELSEA – An investigation is under way after a body was found off U.S. Highway 280 near Chelsea Park Drive on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at approximately 2 p.m.

Today, Thursday, Aug. 11, at 11:09 a.m. the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office released the identity of the deceased body.

According to the Sheriff’s Office family members have identified the person as 24-year-old Solomon O’Connor Flowers of Irondale.

The Sheriff’s Office has not released a cause of death saying that it is pending the results of an autopsy that will be performed by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.

The investigation is still under way and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help. They would like anyone with information to contact the office directly at 669-4181, through the Secret Witness line at 669-9116 or though their website ShelbySO.com.