A body that apparently washed up from a Jackson County creek has been identified as a 53 year old man who had been reported missing from the Pikeville community back in August.
Jackson County Sheriff’s office Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen says the body found on the edge of Robinson Creek has been identified as that of James Michael Eakin.
Law enforcement officials were called to the scene off of Jackson County Road 33, just north of Hollywood on the afternoon of November 18th.
Chief Deputy Harnen says details aren’t being released at this time; however he did confirm that the case is being investigated as a homicide.
(Jackson County Sheriff’s Office/WHNT NEWS 19/al.com/www.al.com)