Cherokee County Coroner Broderick Smith reports that one of the bodies pulled from a vehicle submerged in Weiss Lake off Cherokee County Road 31Thursday, June 13, has been identified. The male body has been identified as Bobbie DeWayne Hyatt, 41, of Piedmont.
Smith said they are still awaiting a positive identification on the other two.
Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver said deputies responded to a location on Cherokee County Road 31 around 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, June 13 to a report that a vehicle was found in the water upside down down an embankment.
Shaver said they found three bodies inside the vehicle and sent them to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences Office in Huntsville for autopsy.
More details will be released as they become available.