A dead man has been found on Fifth Street in Richmond today. August 29th, 2022. Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison got the call around 10 a.m. this morning of a report of a body found in an outbuilding on the property. The coroner states the body was so badly decomposed, they were unable to make any kind of visual identification. Coroner Cornelison added that there is some evidence that the body is that of a former renter at the residence of the house at 420 Fifth Street in Richmond.
The body has been sent to Frankford for an autopsy and hopefully, possible fingerprinting.