The Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department and the New Site Police Department are looking into the death of Martin Thomas Sweat.

“At approximately 4:15 p.m. (Sunday), the department responded to the scene in a wooded area behind a residence in New Site where the victim was found,” Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett said.

Abbett said Sweat was 33 and his body has been sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science for an autopsy.

The investigation continues in the death of Sweat.

Cliff Williams is a staff writer for Tallapoosa Publishers.