Body of murdered man found in rural Houston County on Good Friday

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Houston County (WTVY)-- Houston County deputies are investigating the murder of a handicapped man confined to a wheelchair.

Houston County investigators stand inside the doorway of a home where a man was found murdered on April 19, 2019.

"(He) was shot twice," Sheriff Donald Valenza said.

The homicide occurred in a small mobile home along County Road 81, north of Cottonwood. Deputies discovered the body Friday morning..

Valenza said officers initially responded to a assault case but then discovered the man's body. He has not yet been publicly identified.

Investigators questioned at least one person but Valenza said it premature to say if that person is a suspect.