- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Jefferson County coroner has identified a body found last week behind a Birmingham home.

Al.com reports (https://bit.ly/2dsgbkj) the coroner’s office Wednesday identified the victim as 19-year-old Johnathan Williams of Midfield. He had been shot multiple times.

Police found the Williams lying on his back in the back of a vacant house on Friday.

Police said neighbors reported they smelled an odor coming from the direction of the house and later found the decomposing body.

Authorities said it wasn’t clear how long Williams had been dead or when he was last seen alive.

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Information from: The Birmingham News, https://www.al.com/birminghamnews

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