Murder victims’ names released

Published 1:24 am Saturday, June 9, 2018

Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden has released the names of the two murder victims whose bodies were found on the side of a dirt road near the Covington County line last weekend.

Harden said the two bodies have been identified as Cortez Dees and Luman Williams. They were found in Garland on Dilly Hill Road.

Earlier this week, Butler County officials confirmed that a 2018 Nissan Altima found burning Saturday afternoon belonged to one of the victims.

A Georgiana police officer noticed smoke near the Interstate 65 exit, and found a car on fire on Tram Road just off Alabama Hwy. 106. The Georgiana Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. Harden said after investigating the homicide scene, his department determined the car belonged to one of the homicide victims.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information about the homicide or car is asked to call the Butler County Sheriff’s Office at 334.382.6521.