- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 17, 2019

CLEVELAND, Ala. (AP) - The sheriff of an Alabama county dealing with several grim cases has organized a prayer vigil.

Al.com reports Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon released a statement Friday about the upset in the “normally quiet and peaceful county.” He didn’t mention specific cases, but said the last month has been trying.

Deputies this month found the body of a missing man stuffed in a barrel behind the home of one of the four people later charged with capital murder in his death. Last week, a woman and her boyfriend were charged in the death of her 18-month-old son.

The sheriff says the “stressful times and most recent events” have made it “evident that evil is running rampant among us.” The vigil is set for Oct. 2 at a high school.

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

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