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Authorities in Alabama reported that they have located the body of an Atlanta man who got vanished in Birmingham on July 4th. According to the Birmingham Police Department, the man named Deundray Cottrell, 31, was last seen on Thursday in the 4th Avenue South 7900 block.

Officials said that they located Cottrell’s body just before 3 p.m. on Saturday after searching for it for days. The circumstances surrounding Cottrell’s disappearance are deemed suspicious by the authorities. Investigations into Cottrell’s death are still ongoing.

The missing man and his companion traveled to see Cottrell’s sister, Angela Harris, and her family for the holiday, she told. Harris claims that Cottrell informed the family that he would ensure that his dog was managing the fireworks. “I never saw him again after he went to check on the dog,” Harris revealed.

According to Harris, they then discovered Cottrell’s shoes and phone in the backyard of the house. The family discovered Ring security camera footage showing Cottrell sprinting across yards at other surrounding residences.
“It appeared as though he was seeking safety,” Harris remarked. “He was running for his life.”

Looking for a man who may be connected to Cottrell’s disappearance. Julian Taylor Morris, 31, is being sought after by the Birmingham Police Department in relation to Cottrell’s death and abduction.

Harris said on Facebook that Morris was now “hiding because he thinks someone wants to harm him.”  Morris was characterized by officials as 160 pounds in weight and 5 feet 6 inches tall. If information results in an arrest and an indictment in this case, officers are offering a reward of up to $5,000.

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