Crenshaw Co. Authorities Investigating Possible Homicide in Rutledge

SAL RUTMURDER PICCrenshaw County Sheriff Mickey Powell is investigating what he believes is a murder in Rutledge.

Powell says the body of 78-year-old Edwin “Earl” Cosby was found in Cosby’s office late Monday afternoon. Reports say Cosby was last seen earlier that day around three o’clock.

Cosby was self-employed and owned the Cosby Body Shop in Rutledge. He also lived down the road from his business.

Sheriff Powell is waiting on the autopsy report for the official cause of death, but he and investigators are treating Cosby’s death as a homicide. Powell and neighbors to Cosby all saiy he was a well-liked and respected businessman, and a friend to many in the small town of Rutledge.

If anyone has information that could be connected to Cosby’s death or Sheriff Powell’s investigation, you can call the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office at (334) 335-6568.

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