Crenshaw sheriff seeks help in Monday homicide case

Published 3:07 am Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office has ruled the death of a Rutledge man a homicide.

Edwin Earl Cosby, 78, of Rutledge was found dead in the office of Cosby’s Auto Sales on Monday afternoon.

“We’re treating this as a homicide, because certain things we found at the scene,” said Crenshaw County Sheriff Mickey Powell. “An autopsy is being done. We’ve received some information from it, but haven’t gotten the final results yet.”

Powell stated that it was Cosby’s wife who first tipped off the sheriff’s office that something was amiss.

When he did not return home from work, she reported him missing.

Powell is asking the public if they saw anyone at the shop with Cosby or a strange vehicle to call the sheriff’s office.

“We would like to talk to them,” he said. “It may be something we already know, but then again it may not.”

Currently there are no suspects in the case, and Powell says that it is too soon to tell anything definite.

It has not yet been determined where the attacker came from, and Powell says the suspect could have come from Rutledge or potentially the surrounding areas.

Until more information is released, Powell urges the community to remain cautious and report any pertinent informatin.

“This case is wide open,” he siad. “We haven’t pinned anything down to anybody. It could have been someobody from Montgomery coming down to buy a vehicle.

If anyone has information regarding this case, he or she is asked to call the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Department at 334-335-6568.

-The Luverne Journal