Ala College Shut Down After Body Found in Arena

By: AP
By: AP

CENTRE, Ala. (AP) -- The Gadsden State Community College in northeast Alabama shut down for the day after a woman's body was found inside the campus athletic arena. reports the woman has been identified as 32-year-old Melissa Leann Hudgins, of Cedar Bluff.

Authorities classify the case as a homicide, but have not disclosed details on how Hudgins was killed.

Centre Mayor Tony Wilkie says someone found the woman's body in a mechanical room under the arena bleachers at about 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Wilkie says Hudgins was not a student at the community college.

The community college cancelled classes Wednesday after discovery of the body, but Wilkie says it could reopen as early as Thursday.

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