Current Weather

Currently on MIX 106.5

My Life
Billy Joel


She Had Me At Heads Carolina
Cole Swindell

Arson suspect found dead in Sylacauga cemetery


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – A woman suspected of arson was found dead in a Sylacauga cemetery Monday afternoon.

Around 3:00 p.m. the Oak Grove Fire Department, assisted by the Sylacauga Fire Department (SFD), arrived to the scene of a fire consuming 25 percent of a single family dwelling just outside of the Sylacauga city limit. The fire was a threat to neighboring homes, but the fire departments were able to extinguish the blaze by 4:00 p.m. with the fire destroying roughly 50 percent of the home.

Officials told the suspected cause of the fire is arson, although the state fire marshal’s office will come out to do a report this week.

This is where the story turns tragic. The SPD said in a release that at approximately 4:30 p.m. it responded to a scene in Evergreen Cemetery. Officers arrived on the scene to find a 60-year-old female, a resident of Talladega County, sitting in a vehicle suffering from what appeared to be a self-inflicted fatal wound. SPD said its investigators arrived to work the scene, and Talladega County Coroner Shaddox Murphy responded to take custody of the victim.

In the investigation, it was learned the victim was also the arson suspect.

Click here to e-mail the reporter.© 2016-2023, City Media LLC/RadioAlabama. All Rights Reserved. RadioAlabama’s network -- MIX 106.5 (& 98.3 HD2), WSGN, KiX 100.3 (& 1290 AM), 105.1 WRFS, KiX 96.3 (& 1050 AM), RadioAlabama Sports, and RA Digital -- along with reports local news around the clock and will keep you up-to-date during breaking news and weather. For real-time alerts from, text NEWS to 59925. Standard text message rates may apply. By signing up, you agree to receive ongoing text message alerts from RadioAlabama. Consent not required for purchase. Up to eight messages per month. Reply STOP to cancel. Reply HELP for help. Message & Data rates may apply. Terms and Conditions/Privacy Policy @