Body found by Level Plains missing person search team

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LEVEL PLAINS, Ala. (WTVY) — The body found along Highway 84 in Dale County Tuesday has been identified.

Coroner Woody Hilboldt has confirmed the body is that of 63-year-old Mac Andrews of Level Plains.

Tuesday morning a search crew combed a wooded area off Highway 84 near Gladys Street looking for Andrews. He was last seen 13 days ago. Authorities were notified he was missing after Andrews didn't pick up his social security check on January 3rd.

The cause of death remains under investigation. Andrews' body has been sent to Montgomery for an autopsy.

Level Plains Police Chief Billy Driggers says a search & rescue team in Level Plains discovered a body Tuesday morning off Highway 84 near Gladys Street.

The team was looking for 63-year-old Mac Andrews who was last seen 12 days ago.

Police have not released the identity of the person found dead or the cause of death.

Tuesday morning, a 12-member volunteer search & rescue team set out looking for a missing man, 63-year-old Mac Andrews of Level Plains.

Police say Andrews has been missing for 12 days, since December 30th. Andrews had been known to disappear from time to time, but family and friends became concerned when Andrews failed to pick up his social security check on January 3rd.

During the search, a body was discovered around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday. The body was found in a wooded ravine off of Highway 84 in Level Plains. The Level Plains and Daleville Police Departments, as well as the Dale County Sheriff Department, were involved in the search effort.

Authorities are working to identify the person found dead and the cause of death.

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