Mobile County Sheriff’s deputies have recovered a man’s body from a garbage can in Wilmer after it was discovered by a property owner just before 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.

According to a statement from MCSO spokesperson Lori Miles, the homeowner “found a body inside the garbage can on his property,” which is located on Cemetery Road, approximately one and a half miles from Walter Tanner Road in Wilmer.

Cemetery Road in Wilmer, Ala. (Google)

Cemetery Road in Wilmer, Ala. (Google)

Few details are available at this time, and while the victim has not yet been identified, he has been identified as male. Authorities have recovered the body as well as the garbage can for evidence.

MCSO is continuing to investigate the situation. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Sheriff’s office 251-574-8633.

Reports can also be submitted anonymously through the sheriff’s office website at or through MCSO smartphone app.