Huntsville police have charged a man with capital murder following an investigation into a death on Newson Road on Friday morning. Investigators say Antonio Palmer killed Charles Allen, 72, in an apartment.
Palmer was arrested by Nashville Metro Police Friday night. He will be extradited to Huntsville and incarcerated in Madison County Jail next week.
PREVIOUSLY: The Madison County Coroner’s Office identified the man found as Charles Allen, 72, of Huntsville.
Coroner Tyler Berryhill said the cause of death has been determined and will be released later. The manner of death was ruled a homicide, Berryhill said.
Huntsville Police continue to investigate the case.
ORIGINAL: Huntsville Police confirm a murder investigation is underway after a body was found near the 4100 block of Newson Road.
Police said officers responded to the area after a missing person and a found body were each reported around 6am on Friday. Investigators believe the body is that of the person who was reported missing and that the person was murdered.
A person of interest is in custody in Tennessee, police said. The investigation is ongoing.
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